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President says in death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher United Kingdom has lost a Great Leader

Islamabad, April 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): President Asif Ali Zardari has said that in the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the United Kingdom has lost a great leader, and Pakistan, a great friend.

In his two separate letters, one to Ms. Carol Thatcher, the daughter of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, and the other to Prime Minister David Cameron, the President while expressing deepest condolence over the demise of former UK Prime Minister, said that Baroness Thatcher was amongst the most influential politicians of her times.

He said that she was admired in Pakistan as a great friend. The President said that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto held Baroness Thatcher in high esteem because of her strong leadership qualities and for her indomitable courage and determination. He said that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and Ms. Margaret Thatcher were not only the first women Prime Ministers in their respective countries but also stateswomen with lasting legacies.
The President prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

Following is the text of President’s letter to Ms. Carol Thatcher;

“Dear Ms. Carol Thatcher,

On behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan and on my own behalf, I would like to express our deepest condolences on the sad demise of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

My beloved wife, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, always admired Baroness Thatcher for her indomitable courage and determination. They were not only the first women Prime Ministers in their respective countries but also stateswomen with lasting legacies. In her death, the United Kingdom has lost a great leader, and Pakistan, a great friend.

I vividly recall how Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was fond of you and enjoyed your company during her visits to the United Kingdom.

At this hour of grief, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

May her soul rest in eternal peace!

(Asif Ali Zardari)”

President’s letter to Prime Minister David Cameron;
“Excellency,

It is with profound sadness that I have learnt of the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher.

On behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the Government and people of Great Britain and to her family.

In Baroness Thatcher’s passing away, Britain has lost a great leader. She was amongst the most influential politicians of her times.

In Pakistan, Baroness Thatcher was admired as a great friend. Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto held Baroness Thatcher in high esteem because of her strong leadership qualities.

While sharing the grief, our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

May her soul rest in eternal peace!

(Asif Ali Zardari)”

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Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
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