ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution expressing its profound grief, shock and anger over the brutal assassination of the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in an attack in Rawalpindi on December 27,2007. The senators also offered fateha for the departed soul and did not take any routine business to pay homage to the slain PPP leader.
The resolution moved by Leader of the House in the Senate Wasim Sajjad said that Benazir Bhutto was a distinguished politician and a seasoned parliamentarian who remained Prime Minister of Pakistan twice and had the unique honour of being the first woman prime minister of a Muslim country.
“Her services rendered for the cause of democracy would long be remembered. She was a political leader recognized nationally and internationally”, the resolution said. It further said that she rendered valuable services for the promotion of democracy in the country and her tragic demise was an irreparable loss for the country.
The resolution said that Benazir Bhutto was a strong believer and defender of the Federation of Islamic Republic of Pakistan who struggled relentlessly for the economic emancipation of the working class women and minorities. The senators prayed to Almighty Allah to shower blessings on the departed soul and may her soul rest in peace and may God give her family strength and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity. Later, the House was adjourned to meet tomorrow morning at 10.00 a.m.-SANA