People who gathered at the PPP rally in Karachi. Image Credit: Supplied

Karachi: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) yesterday commemorated the 14th death anniversary of its workers and supporters who lost their lives in the Karsaz tragedy of October 18, 2007, by organising a public gathering at a ground next to the Mausoleum of founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah, in Karachi.

Over 180 people were killed and hundreds others injured when two bomb blasts targeted the homecoming rally of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto at Karsaz intersection of Sharea Faisal in the city. The legislators, leaders, and activists of the PPP from all over Sindh gathered at the venue of the public meeting to pay homage to their fellow party members who sacrificed their lives while participating in the Benazir Bhutto’s homecoming reception.

Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, said the PPP had always strived for justice to the martyrs of the tragedy.

He said that his party would never leave alone the bereaved families whose near and dear ones had lost their lives in the bombing.

PPP Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, said that 14 years ago his mother Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan, disregarding the threats to her life so to personally lead the movement for restoration of democracy and against terrorism in the country.