ISLAMABAD: Speaker of National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Tuesday paid tributes to former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on her death anniversary to be held today. The speaker said that Benazir was a stateswoman and a visionary political leader who achieved a unique status in Pakistani politics due to her extraordinary intelligence, tireless efforts and bold style of politics. Paying homage to the former twice-elected prime minister on her 10th death anniversary, the speaker said she had the courage to challenge the worst dictatorship of the times. Pakistani political leaders remembered her as a leader who gave voice to the downtrodden and worked for the national unity, he added. The speaker recalled the day of her assassination as a ‘sad chapter in the political history of the country’. He said Benazir strongly believed in reconciliation and forbearance. He called upon all the political forces to rise above party lines to work for the democracy and prosperity of the country. Published in Daily Times, December 27th 2017.