On December 27, a public holiday was declared in Sindh to commemorate the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
The Services General Administration and Coordination Department released the notification in this regard on Tuesday.
“The Government of Sindh has been pleased to declare 27 December 2022 (Tuesday) as a public holiday throughout the province of Sindh on the occasion of shahadat of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto for all offices, autonomous, semi-autonomous bodies, corporations, and local councils under the administrative control of Government of Sindh, except the essential services and those engaged in COVID-19 emergency and flood relief duties,” states the notification.
Additionally, the province has proclaimed December 26 as a public holiday (for Christians only) in honor of the day following Christmas.
On December 27, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will host a public gathering at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh to commemorate Benazir Bhutto’s 15th death anniversary.
Both former president Asif Ali Zardari and PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari are expected to address the crowd, according to sources.
Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination and its repercussions
The former prime minister and PPP chairman was the target of a gun and bomb attack as she was returning from speaking at an electoral rally in Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh weeks before the country’s 2007 general elections.
The incident, in which she and numerous other party members were killed, shook the political climate of the nation and set off a frenzy of aggression and violent attacks that cost the nation billions of rupees.
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