May pays tribute to Benazir Bhutto

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NEW YORK: British Prime Minister Theresa May has paid rich tributes to Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto while taking stock of terrorism in her speech at the United Nation General Assembly on Thursday.

She said; this year is the tenth anniversary of the death 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 was murdered for standing up for democracy, murdered for espousing tolerance, and murdered for being a woman”.

She said that what we are facing challenges in terrorism are vastly different from those of previous eras. When terrorists struck London and Manchester this year, the world saw our cities come together in defiance. Our parliament carries on. Ariana Grande came back to Manchester and sang again. London Bridge is bustling with people. Our communities came together at the Finsbury Park mosque in North London. And Londoners got back on the Tube. The terrorists did not win, for we will never let anyone destroy our way of life.

“But defiance alone is not enough. As leaders, we have all visited too many hospitals, and seen too many innocent people murdered in our countries. In the last decade, hundreds of thousands have been killed by terrorists across the world. This is a truly global tragedy that is increasingly touching the lives of us all”, Theresa May added.