British PM pays tribute to Benazir Bhutto in her UN speech

21 Sep, 2017 10:23 am

NEW YORK (92 News) –British Prime Minister Theresa May has on Thursday said that Pakistan has made significant sacrifices in battling terrorism.

Addressing the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday, she said that Pakistan has made significant sacrifices in opposing terrorism.

In her address, she used her time on the world stage to lament the murder of the former for prime minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated 10 years ago.

Benazir Bhutto was murdered in Pakistan for defending democracy and for being a woman, May said. The Prime Minister, Mr May and Ms Bhutto were all contemporaries at Oxford in 1976.

In her speech calling for new global coordination to fight terror, May said: This year is the tenth anniversary of the assassination of the woman who introduced me to my husband, and who was known well to many of us in this United Nations.

“Benazir Bhutto was brutally murdered by people who actively rejected the values that all of us here in this United Nations stand for, in a country that has suffered more than most at the hands of terrorists,” she added.

“Murdered for standing up for democracy. Murdered for espousing tolerance. And murdered for being a woman.”

She said that the global community had to work together to stop terrorists plotting and spreading extremism online.

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