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Sindh govt spending Rs25m on Bhutto's anniversary

March 29, 2016


Rs25 million issued to observe 'socialist' leader's death anniversary.─ AFP/File
Rs25 million issued to observe 'socialist' leader's death anniversary.─ AFP/File

KARACHI: Sindh government is spending Rs25 million on Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's death anniversary, according to a document obtained by DawnNews on Monday.

The notification issued by Finance Department says that a sum of Rs25 million rupees has been approved for expenditure about to be incurred on 37th death anniversary of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto on April 4th, 2016.

The PPP-led provincial government has provided this sum of money to Larkana's district administration for observing the 'socialist' leader's death anniversary.

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The left leaning politician and founder of PPP, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was hanged on April 4, 1979 in the Rawalpindi district jail.

Bhutto was charged with conspiring with the FSF officials to assassinate former National Assembly member Ahmad Rasa Kasuri. But in the shooting on Mr Kasuris car in Lahore on the night of Nov 10, 1974, Mr Kasuri escaped unhurt while his father, Nawab Mohammad Ahmad Khan, was killed.

Back in 2013, Sindh government came under criticism for spending Rs250m for Sindh Festival, an event incorporating various cultural programs including Mushairas, a film festival, fashion shows and music nights.