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Bilawal to accept UN award for Benazir


UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto will accept the top UN human rights prize awarded posthumously to PPP slain Chairperson Benazir Bhutto . Bilawal to receive the UN award at a ceremony to be held next week at the world body’s Headquarters in New York, a Pakistani Mission spokesman said on Thursday.

The 2008 Human Rights Prize
has been awarded in recognition of the former prime minister’s courageous struggle for democracy and fundamental freedoms in Pakistan. The award ceremony will take place on December 10, marking the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Bilawal is arriving in New York on December 7. Ms. Bhutto, chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party, was killed in a gun and suicide bomb attack on Dec 27 as she left an election rally in Rawalpindi.-SANA



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