RAWALPINDI: Chehlum of former prime minister and chairperson of People’s Party Benazir Bhutto and other departed persons who died along with her in the Liaquat Bagh tragedy was observed. A large ceremony of was held in Liaquat Bagh Ground which was organized by PPP and its branch organizations. Quran Khawani was held for the soul of Benazir Bhutto and other persons who died along with her.
Na’at Khawani was also held. Special prayers were held for the departed souls, stability of the country, restoration of democracy and freedom of judiciary and media. A larger number of people from PPP and other organizations participated in the ceremony. Many of them placed flowers and lighted lamps on the site of assassination of Benazir Bhutto and others. Food was served by Naheed Khan, former political secretary of Benazir Bhutto.
The second large ceremony was held in Peoples Secretariat, Rawalpindi Cantt. It was organized by Zamarud Khan, city president of PPP and candidate of National Assembly from NA-54. Similarly, Fateha Khawani was held in District Courts which was organized by Peoples Lawyers Forum. Large number of people participated in the ceremony. Quran Khawani for the soul of Benazir Bhutto was also held on dozens of other places in Rawalpindi.-SANA