ISLAMABAD: On the 59th birth anniversary of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, President Asif Ali Zardari and Polio Ambassador Ms Aseefa Bhutto Zardari donated blood in the presidency Thursday.
Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that 21st day of June each year is celebrated by the workers and the leadership of Pakistan Peoples Party commemorating the valiant struggle of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto against extremism, militancy, dictatorship and exploitation of the most vulnerable segments of society and paying tribute to their leader and other martyrs of the country by donating their blood in the country wide blood donation campaign launched by the Party.
Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Vice Chairman PPP Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani, former Prime Minister, also donated blood at Naudero House, Larkana.
The blood collections are sent to the hospitals to be used by those valiant sons of soil who sustain injuries in their fight against militants and extremists.
The Spokesperson said that the President and the Co-Chairman PPP in his message on the day has reiterated that the party and its leadership would continue to uphold supremacy of the Parliament and the Constitution and would continue its struggle for building a modern, egalitarian and pluralistic society in which everyone is allowed opportunity to shape his or her own destiny-the values for which our great leader, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, stood and fought for and when the time came even laid down her life for it.
The President in his message said that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was the only leader who rightly comprehended the threat that was being posed to the very fabric of our society. She led from the front the battle for democracy against all sorts of bonapartes and extremists.
She believed in a moderate and pluralistic Pakistan where ballot determined the ultimate choice of the people and where the House elected by the people representing their will was supreme. She also fought courageously against the militants and extremists bent upon forcing their ideological agenda on the people through brute force, the President said.
He said that her clarion call to stand up against extremism, dictatorship and to banish poverty and ignorance is our road map to make Pakistan a modern and pluralistic state.
The President, on this day, has also asked the Party workers to donate blood for all those who have also shed their blood or suffered otherwise for Pakistan.