Bhutto was top international leader of 20th century: Zahid Abbas Shah

Frankfurt: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Germany President Syed Zahid Abbas Shah Saturday said that PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was the the top international leader of the 20th century.
In a statement on the birth anniversary of late Bhutto, Shah said that Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was the leader of poor, downtrodden and oppressed people, and it was solely his vision and wisdom that made Pakistan a nuclear state.
He said Bhutto was a brave and highly educated leader of Pakistan who founded the PPP with an objective to make the country a democratic state in which class system, which had eaten into the vitals of Pakistan, could be eliminated. 
“He gave a voice to the voiceless and courage to the suppressed. There weren’t any powerful media houses in those days, yet Bhutto delivered his party’s message to each and every person,” he said adding that Bhutto believed true national development could not be achieved without the participation of ordinary Pakistani citizens.
He said the country was dismembered when Bhutto had taken over. “The people were demoralised, India had illegally occupied our territory in Thar and arrested 99,000 people,” he recalled.
Shah said and Bhutto not only inculcated confidence in his nation but with his statesmanship liberated the arrested people and also vacated the land of Thar from India where coal was being excavated these days.
He said it was Bhutto’s vision that created a secular political force in the shape of PPP which was further strengthened and vibrated by  Benazir Bhutto. 
“The message of Shaheed Bhutto’s birth anniversary for party workers is very loud and clear. It is that we should work for the strengthening of democracy in Pakistan, render services for the poor and respect humanity irrespective of religion, caste and creed,” he said.