ISLAMABAD- The 7th martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto is being observed, in the backdrop of most barbaric assassination of over 135 school children in Peshawar by the savage barbarians called Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). It brings to mind her warning that the religious fanatics were out to destroy the country and must be crushed with an iron hand.

In a message on the occasion today former President Asif Ali Zardari said, that it was reassuring that the nation today seemed more united than ever before in its determination to exterminate the militants.

The former President said that it was abundantly clear that the sole agenda of these barbarians is to take over the state and install what they call caliphate dismantling all democratic structures. Their agenda is the same as that of Daesh in Iraq and Syria, Al –Shabbab in Kenya and Boko Haram in Nigeria.

On the 7th martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto the PPP wishes to state categorically that they will not be allowed to succeed in their designs, the former President said. With the help of the workers and the people the PPP will crush whenever and wherever the militants and extremists rear their ugly heads. Today we also remember our martyrs who have laid their lives fighting extremists. If militants have not succeeded in their designs it is because of their sacrifices; we salute them all, he said. We also pay homage to those who suffered exile, imprisonment and execution in fighting dictatorship. Dictatorship has not been able to take roots because of their sacrifices; we pay them our deepest respects, he said.