British PM Theresa May pays glowing tribute to Benazir Bhutto at UN

British PM Theresa May pays glowing tribute to Benazir Bhutto at UN

UNITED NATIONS: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday addressed the United Nations General Assembly and heartily paid tribute to Benazir Bhutto on the tenth year of her death anniversary.

May, in her keynote address said, “This year is the tenth anniversary of the death of the woman who introduced me to my husband and who is 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 at the United Nations stand for.” May met her husband, Philip, at an Oxford University Conservatives disco in 1976. They were introduced by Benazir Bhutto .

May continued, “In a country that has suffered more than most at the hands of terrorists, murdered for standing up for democracy, murdered for espousing tolerance and murdered for being a woman. 

When I think of a hundred and thousands of victims of terrorism in countries across the world I think of their friends, their families, their communities devastated by this evil and I say, enough is enough.”

The British premier acknowledged the woes of terrorism Pakistan is suffering through in her speech and expressed solidarity with the coterie of those who have been the victims of violence.

She further urged world leaders to support a reform plan to “create a more agile, transparent and joined up organisation”.

May during her address also took a swipe at US President Donald Trump as she subtly stated, “The fundamental values that we share – values of fairness, justice and human rights – that have created the common cause between nations to act together in our shared interest and form the multilateral system.

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