ISLAMABAD - The air was already filled with hot humid sighs at historic Liaquat Bagh when the unceasing tears of the PPP workers and leaders who had gathered there to pay homage to their life chairperson Shaheed Benazir Bhu-tto on her 55th birth anniversary, further dampened it. At midnight the party leaders and activists lit candles and oil lamps at the place where Ms Benazir Bhutto fell victim to the terrorist attack and with the lighting of candles the wounds of her loss also glared and tears were seen glittering in the eyes of all and sundry, and a very few could control their emotions. Amid tears and choked throats the activists burst into slogans 'Zinda hai Bhutto Zinda Hay' leaving many to think about the strong ideological imprints of Bhutto legacy in the hearts and minds of millions of people living in this country. It was the venue where Ms Benazir Bhutto had delivered her last political address in which she reiterated her party's policy to fight for the rights of the workers and minutes after addressing one of the most successful public rallies she was killed in the parking lot of Liaquat Bagh in a terrorist attack when she was about to leave the place. Ghulam Mohammad Naz, in his late 50s, who was part of the gathering at Liaquat Bagh to mark the 55th birth anniversary of Shaheed Ms Benazir Bhutto, said that the tyrants had removed her physically but she is living in the hearts of millions of Pakistanis. Pointing towards the emotionally charged crowd, he said, each one of them is Bhutto as she lives in their minds and souls. An Urdu Mushaira and Naat programme was also arranged at Liaquat Bagh where renowned Urdu poets including Ahmad Fraz paid tributes to Shaheed Ms Benazir Bhutto. Even the Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Makhdoom Amin Fahim and President Supreme Court Bar Association Ch. Aitzaz Ahsan also read out their poems to pay homage to Shaheed Bibi. The immense love and respect, the people had for Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, could be judged from the fact that people from all walks of life and from all age groups were there and were behaving in a manner as if they had lost the dearest member of their own family member. Wahid Sheikh, along with his friends was sitting on the fringes of the Liaquat Bagh to pay his respects to Shaheed Ms Benazir Bhutto. He said that Shaheed Bibi had left behind a political philosophy of late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and her own legacy which could not be erased from the minds of the people of Pakistan as had been earlier proved that by executing late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the forces of oppression had failed to eliminate Bhuttoism from the minds and souls of the people of Pakistan. He was optimistic that the mission of Shaheed Bibi would continue as it was not just a political philosophy, but a lifestyle given to have-nots by ZAB to fight for their rights. Zardari in his morning message over the media asked party workers to rededicate themselves to the mission of Bhutto. Zardari said that her life was dedicated to defending the country against dictatorship, extremism and tyranny and to give to the masses respect, dignity and honour. He called upon the party workers to donate blood for the ailing as a token of remembrance that she shed her blood for the cause of the country and rights of the people. Zardari said: "While we pay her tribute for what she did for democracy, for the country and for the party, the birthday was also an occasion to pledge that we would continue to tread the path illumined by her with her blood." Though a series of programmes at the Centre and all the four provinces are arranged at official level to mark the 55th birthday but the real tribute to Ms Bhutto is that she lives in the hearts of millions of people of this country and surely those who could not reach here at Liaquat Bagh on Friday night to light a candle at the place where she breathed her last are lighting the candle of her mission in their hearts to liberate the country from the tyrant forces and establish a true democracy in the country to take her revenge.