KARACHI: The Sindh government on Thursday announced a public holiday on April 4, on account of the death anniversary of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
According to a notification issued here, “The Government of Sindh declares 4 April, 2023 (Tuesday) as a Public Holiday on the occasion of 44th Martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto”, Ex-Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, throughout the Province of Sindh.”
All the offices, corporations and local councils are under the administrative control of the provincial government of Sindh will remain closed on the April 4.
Pakistan People’s Party founder and former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was born on January 5, 1928. He was a seasoned politician and formed the Pakistan People’s Party on November 30, 1967.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was hanged after a “controversial trial” on April 4, 1979. He died two years after General Ziaul Haq imposed the martial law in the country and ousted the government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. The PPP termed his death a “judicial murder”.