The 32nd death anniversary of PPP founder Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto being observed across the country on Monday.
The main ceremony will be held in Garhi Khuda Bux, the final resting place of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, who sacrificed his life for democracy instead of bowing down to a dictator.
Hundreds of thousands of Bhutto lovers including senior PPP leaders have started reaching Larkana, Naudero and Garhi Khuda Bux to attend the anniversary.
President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday accompanied by Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also visited ancestral graveyard of the Bhutto family.
The President visited mazar of the founder of the party, Quaid-i-Awam, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto,laid wreaths and offered Fateha.
They also visited the grave of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and laid floral wreath and offered Fateha. President Zardari also recited from the Holy Quran.
He also visited the graves of Shaheed Murtaza Bhutto, Shaheed Shahnawaz Bhutto, laid wreaths and offered Fateha.
Every street of Garhi Khuda Bux has been decorated with PPP flags and banners inscribed with slogans “ Jeay Bhutto” and “ Zinda Hai BB Zinda Hai”.
The day long ceremonies in Garhi Khuda Bux started with Qur’an Khawani at the mausoleum of the PPP founder on Monday morning.
Blanket cover by the police is a need of the hour to tackle any security situation.
A provincial government official said that elaborate security measures have been made and Sindh government has deployed some 6,000 policemen for vigilance.
Besides, more than 500 Rangers and commandos will perform their duties.
The official said scanners had been installed at the entry point and visitors were being frisked if required. Around 40 acres of land have been allocated for parking of 10000 vehicles some 4 to 6 kilometers away from public gathering.
The organizing committee has set up separate camps for the accommodation and reception of workers and leaders arriving here from across the country.
The Sindh government announced a public holiday on the death anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on April, 4 across the province. The holiday will be observed in all provincial government offices, autonomous, semi autonomous bodies, corporations and local councils under the administrative control of Government of Sindh.
The Directorate of Film and Publication (DFP) of Press Information Department (PID) has prepared volumes of speeches of President Asif Ali Zardari in English, Sindhi and Urdu languages for distribution on the occasion of death anniversary of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto at Naudero.