ISLAMABAD9 (APP): National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa here Sunday opened a photographic exhibition on life of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto to mark her birthday celebrations. The exhibition was followed by Quran Khawani for her departed soul with participation of over 300 people from different walks of life. They paid rich tributes for the services of the slain leader to the nation. The exhibition beautifully depicts through photographic representations life, works and contribution of the great political leader for the restoration of democracy and the democratic rights of the people of Pakistan. Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Belum Hasnain, MNA and chairperson, National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting said: the photographs of different phrases of life of Mohtarma Shaheed Benazir Bhutto are the display of historical moments. She gave the political vision of democracy and signified to adopt a mental approach regarding education. Benazir Bhutto had a vision about culture and she was a hope for the people of Pakistan. She talked about the empowerment of women and middle class. She had a trust and confidence in the leadership, she added. Benazir Bhutto gave a voice to the people, the poor and the labour for their rights. History remembers those who sacrifice their lives for the people and the country, she maintained. In his welcoming address, Executive Director, Lok Virsa, Khalid Javaid said the exhibition is an effort on the part of Lok Virsa to pay tributes to Mohtarma Shaheed, who sacrificed her life for the people and democracy in Pakistan. He said the Lok Virsa has the privilege of being created by Quaid-i-Awam Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto during the first democratic government of the Pakistan Peoples Party in 1974. The inception of Lok Virsa was materialized on the recommendations of Faiz Report. Khalid Javaid explained that over the years, Lok Virsa has made tremendous contributions towards the documentation, promotion and preservation of the Pakistans tangible and intangible culture, folklore, oral traditions and traditional culture. The exhibition portrays Benazirs historical moments with family including father Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, mother Nusrat Bhutto, sister Sanam Bhutto, brothers Shahnawaz and Murtaza Bhutto, husband Mr. Asif Ali Zardari and children Bilawal, Bakhtawar and Asifa; her interactions with the world leaders including George Bush Sr., Margaret Theatcher, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Francois Mitterand, Yasser Arafat, Indra Gandhi and Hamid Karzai; contributions rendered by her during the two time premiership and above all, her untiring struggle for the restoration of democracy in Pakistan which culminated on her assassination in December, 2007. The exhibition will remain on display for one week.