Shaheed Bhutto was offered to leave country before execution: Zardari

DADU: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said on Wednesday that Nawaz Sharif would have been the president of the country today had he not ceded powers during his era.

Addressing at a gathering here in Dadu, Zardari spoke about how Zulfikar Ali Bhutto struggle against the dictatorial forces when his government was finally toppled on July 5, 1977. “Zulfikar Ali Bhutto called out the sole superpower in the world from Rawalpindi,” he said.

Zardari paid tribute to Bhutto and said that the former Prime Minister had been given the offer to leave Pakistan rather than be hanged for a crime he did not commit. “Bhutto responded to them that he would rather remain alive in history than leave the country,” said Zardari. Zardari told workers of the party gathered there that they were the sons of Bhutto and no one else.

He said that party workers had the slogan of ‘Jiye Bhutto’ with them and they held the flag of democracy in their hands. “God forbid, even if I decided to stand against Pakistan Peoples Party in an election, I would not even secure one vote from these people,” he said to loud cheers and applause. “These people are the die hard loyalists of PPP,” he added.



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