KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari paid tributes to 11 people gunned down during General Zia’s regime in 1983 in Khairpur Nathan Shah town of Dadu district. In a statement, he said that the party workers fought valiantly against the dictatorship in the 1983 MRD Movement led by Benazir Bhutto and they sacrificed their lives for the democratic struggle. Bilawal said the PPP workers along with other democratic workers waged a historic movement for restoration of democracy in 1983 and 1986 offering unmatched and unforgettable sacrifices in the history.
He said that all those martyrs will remain in the hearts and minds of the Party leadership and workers forever. A dozen of PPP workers were gunned down in Khairpur on September 12, 1983. They were Abdul Ghani Abro, Abdul Aziz Lakhair, Nizamuddin Naich, Abdul Nabi Khoso, Allah Warrayo Langah, Shahnawaz Khoso, Habibullah Leghari, Deedar Ali Khokhar, Zameer Hussain Jagirani, Aijaz Hussain Khonharo and Manzoor Ahmed Chandio.
Published in Daily Times, September 13th 2017.