KARACHI - Pakistan People's Party Sindh president and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that anti-democratic forces which never want restoration of democracy but strengthen the dictatorship were involved in the assassination of Benizar Bhutto on December 27, 2007. He was addressing the ground-breaking ceremony of memorial place at Shahrah-e-Faisal. The memorial place is planned to commemorate those party workers who had been martyred in October 18, 2007 rally when Benazir had ended her 9 years self-exile and reached at Karachi. PPP Deputy Secretary General and leader of House in Senate Mian Raza Rabbani, PPP provincial Sindh ministers were also present on this occasion. The CM said that on the wishes of Benazir and President Asif Zardari, Sindh government had decided to build memorial at Shahrah-e-Faisal to pay homage to PPP workers. Shah said that when anti-democratic forces had seen the ocean of people, who were welcoming her beloved leader, were scared from her matchless popularity in the hearts and minds of people of the country. "It was the political wisdom of Benazir which compelled the military dictator to doff his army uniform and to hold general election." He said that PPP government had already compensated the October 18 victims' family members and it would also provide job and shelters to the victims' family members. Raza Rabbani has said that those who were involved in October 18 tragedy were coward and attacked in dark night on the symbol of federation of the country, Benazir Bhutto. Meanwhile, PPP had arranged different party programmes to observe the Black Day and paid rich tributes to PPP martyred workers. Hundreds of PPP workers attended the meeting in Memon Society, Khadda Market under the aegis of the PPP South Chapter on Saturday. "Please don't feel yourself alone. PPP shall be your guardian and look after you," Rabbani, assured the heirs of the victims in a condolence meeting at Lyari. He said that people and the PPP supporters had formed a shield on October 18 to save their beloved politician. PPP information secretary and federal information minister said in another message that first death anniversary of October 18 attack on the caravan of democracy was a day to reiterate our resolve against terrorism, and to combat it for our nation's survival. She said that the anniversary should be a reminder for those who dispute the extent of terrorist threat confronting the nation, and mislead on the issue. "Terrorists neither want peace, nor do they want progress of Pakistan." Sindh CM Qaim Ali Shah, provincial ministers Murad Shah, Ali Nawaz Shah, Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly Shehla Raza, Rashid Rabbani, Waqar Mehdi and other PPP leaders attended the condolence meeting at People's Secretariat. Shah said that loyal supporters were the real assets of PPP and they always sacrificed for the sake of the Party, democracy and Pakistan's federation. Attending a condolence meeting, Faisal Abidi, PPP Karachi president, vowed that PPP workers would continue following the footprints of Benazir. He said martyrs of democracy would not be forgotten. At People's Secretariat several supporters observed candle-lit ceremony to pay tribute to the victims. The PPP leaders also vowed to defend the federation of Pakistan saying that the PPP slain workers' sacrifice was for a strong and stable federation of Pakistan. Sassi Palijo, provincial culture minister, called October 18 a Black Day in Pakistan's political history. She said a "Martyrs Gallery" would be established in Sindh Museum next month in remembrance of October 18 victims. At Karachi Press Club, Sindh CM and the PPP leaders also attended condolence meeting for Arif Khan, cameraman of a private TV channel, who was also killed in the twin blasts.