Pakistan honors slain Bhutto on 55th birthday
Pakistan - Pakistani officials commemorated Benazir Bhutto's birthday Saturday with plans to rename an airport after the slain former prime minister, build a monument on the site of her assassination and grant clemency to thousands of death row inmates. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani announced the measures in a speech to parliament, which observed a minute of silence for Bhutto, who would have turned 55 on Saturday
Bhutto, who was head of the Pakistan People's Party, was assassinated in a bombing and shooting attack outside a December election rally in the garrison town of Rawalpindi. The country was stunned by her death, and Bhutto's party went on to win February elections and form the new governing coalition.
Her birthday was marked in low-key ceremonies at her mausoleum in the town of Naudero, where dozens of somber supporters gathered to offer prayers. Some carried large portraits of her and demanded the arrest of her killers