Wednesday, July 5, 2017
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto calls for Black Day on July 5
The Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has called for observing Black Day across the country on July 05 when country's first democratically-elected Prime Minister Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and his government were ousted by a tinpot dictator General Ziaul Haq 40 years ago.
"July 05, 1977 shall remain a Black Day in the history of Pakistan because hopes and aspirations of our nation were crushed by a dictator who remains the root of every evil which continues to haunt the people, the PPP Chairman stated in his message on the day," said a statement issued here on Tuesday.
He said that extremism, terrorism, Kalashnikov and drug culture were all the nasty gifts of Zia dictatorship which unleashed a reign of terror against democratic, liberal and truly patriotic people of Pakistan.
Bilawal said that despite facing worst victimization and dictatorial state terrorism, the people of Pakistan especially the Jiyalas remained steadfast and battled bravely for democracy unabated. He saluted all PPP leaders, workers, Jiyalas and common people who suffered every kind of brutality under Zia for the cause of democracy and mission of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.