PM Bhutto's death marked 33 years later

April 3, 2012 at 10:57 AM

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 3 (UPI) -- The 33rd anniversary of the death of former Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto is expected to draw large crowds to his burial site, police said.

More than 7,000 police and law enforcement personnel along with a bomb disposal squad were dispatched to the town of Garhi Khuda Baksh in advance of Wednesday's ceremonies, the Pakistani news agency INP reported.

The Pakistan Peoples Party said it expects tens of thousands of party workers and loyalists to pay their respects to the party's founder at the Bhutto family mausoleum.

Several reception camps have been set up to accommodate leaders and workers from all the four provinces, officials said.

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was executed in 1979 following a military coup that removed him from power.

The PPP has called his trial unfair and termed his execution judicial murder.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Texas man killed in apparent alligator attack
Police arrest N.C. soldier with assault rifle headed to mall photo shoot
North Korean biochemical weapons researcher defects to Europe
Four accused in slave-labor trafficking ring on Ohio egg farm
Kentucky clerk sued for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses