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A 'public holiday' on Benazir death anniversary

Written by: Staff

Islamabad, Nov 14: Pakistan Government is set to mourn Benazir Bhutto's death by declaring December 27 as 'public holiday'.

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which leads the alliance government in Islamabad, decided this at a meeting of its Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting here on Thursday, Nov 13. The CEC met at Prime Minister's House with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in the chair and finalised preparations for first death anniversary of the former premier, reported the Daily Times.

Badr further said that a postal stamp and a coin would also be issued on the day to pay homage to the former premier. The CEC also recommended the country's Prime Minister to make endeavours for the nomination of Benazir for the Noble Peace Prize, the paper added.


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