Bhutto's Son Vows to Fight for Democracy in Pakistan
Source: VOA News
The son of Pakistan's slain former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, launched his political career Thursday, vowing to continue his mother's fight for democracy.
In a speech marking the fifth anniversary of the leader's death Thursday, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said his Pakistan People's Party pledged to work for the poor and protect Pakistan against "terrorists."
Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a gun and suicide bomb attack on December 27, 2007 while campaigning in the city of Rawalpindi. Bhutto was running as leader of the PPP in national elections. Shortly after her death, her husband, Asif Ali Zardari came to power as president.
Their son, Oxford-educated Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, 24, is too young to run in a general election set for next year. Bilawal co-chairs the PPP with his father, President Zardari, who is unpopular and has been accused of corruption.