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No gathering in Garhi Khuda Buksh to mark ZAB’s death anniversary

LARKANA: The Bhutto mausoleum in Garhi Khuda Buksh presented a deserted look on Saturday on the eve of 41st death anniversary of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) founder Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, as the party suspended all activities due to coronavirus lockdown in the country.

Annually the ground where a public meeting is always held is seen filled with the party activists to pay homage to their martyred leader.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who is staying in Naundero for the past four days, went to Garhi Khuda Bux and prayed for the departed souls.

In a video message, Bilawal said that “millions of party activists” used to gather here every year on April 4 to pay tributes to their leader but today he had come here alone due to the coronavirus pandemic. He said governments across the globe were taking tough decisions to save lives. He thanked the citizens for donating in this hard time to help the poor citizens.

He said the Sindh government was trying its best to help the deserving poverty-stricken masses in Sindh along with other social welfare organizations.

He again appealed to philanthropists to come forward to jointly mitigate the sufferings of the poor people.

Bilawal said while remaining at home on the advice of doctors, people can save their lives. He said if the people remained at their homes, then the burden will also be reduced on those health workers who are fighting COVID-19 on the front line.

He said provinces are looking toward to Center and are hopeful that the Center will treat them equally and their needs will be fulfilled. He said all requirements of the provinces are to be fulfilled by the Center including testing kits and provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to all the doctors and paramedics.