Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Zardari confers Benazir democracy award on Suu Kyi

Posted By APP On January 25, 2012 @ 3:34 pm (7 hours ago) In Home > Top Stories,Latest News | Comments Disabled

Aung San Suu Kyi talks to reporters after receiving the award from President Asif Ali Zardari.—Reuters

YANGON: President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday conferred ‘Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Award for Democracy’ on Aung San Suu Kyi, the icon of long struggle for democracy.
The president, who arrived in Myanmar Tuesday, especially flew from Naypyidaw to Yangon to meet the head of National League for Democracy.
In a special investiture ceremony to pay tribute to Suu Kyi, he awarded the leader known for her 22-year long struggle for democracy.
The children of the president – Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Bakhtawar and Aseefa were also present.
Zardari said on the occasion that the people of Pakistan hold Suu Kyi in high esteem for her sacrifices.
Suu Kyi was awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 and is known worldwide for her decades of long struggle for the democracy.