The Prime Minister and the Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani appealed to the nation to observe July 5 (Sunday) as Black Day. Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani in a message said it was on July 5 1977 that the democratically elected government was overthrown by a military dictator. He said the dictator had committed a heinous crime in the darkness of night. The prime minister said that July 5, 1977 will always be remembered as the worst day in the history of the country. He said the Government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had provided confidence to the masses to face challenges with courgae and fortitude. The people under the leadership of popularly elected Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had begun to work hard for the prosperity of the country. They had great hopes for the future. Bhutto had raised the stature of the country in the commity of nations. He said said in the dead of night Ziaul Haq deprived the people of all their aspirations and rights. He imposed martial law to utter grief and shock and disbelief of the people of Pakistan. The Prime Minister said during the regime of Ziaul Haq people were flogged and put in jails for the reason that they wanted to live in accordance with their own wishes. He said the military dictator suspended the Constitution that had been unanimously passed in the National Assembly by all the political parties of Pakistan.