ISLAMABAD: The PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has termed July 5, 1977 as the most shameful and darkest day in the history of Pakistan, saying that even today after four decades, the scourge of July 5 is not leaving the Pakistani nation behind.
Bilawal said in a statement on eve of July 5, when in 1977, first government of the PPP was overthrown and martial law was imposed in the country.
He said that the people’s elected government and first directly elected prime minister Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was ousted by the elements who had either vanished into mid-air or living a shameful life. “The way all the characters involved in it met their fate proved that crime and sin have no legacy,” he said.
“Democracy is still in its teething stage, the ground for implementation of provincial autonomy is narrow, the poor are at the mercy of plagues and locusts, the swords of unemployment hanging over the heads of the workers, the bread of two times, justice is expensive and poor is getting poorer by each passing day,” he said.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the present regime is the culmination of the crime of July 5, 1977 and at the same time, now this chapter in Pakistan is about to be closed forever.