KARACHI (APP) - Sindh Minister for Information Ms. Shazia Marri has congratulated the people of Pakistan on the election of Asif Ali Zardari as the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. In her message on election of Asif Zardari as Persident of the country, Ms. Marri hailed Zardari's ascent to the presidency as a vindication of ceaseless struggle and innumerable sacrifice made by Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, her family, and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). "In keeping with the tradition of selfless leadership established by the Shuhada of Pakistan Peoples Party, President (elect) Zardari will serve only the interests of Pakistan and its people," Ms. Marri commented adding that in President Asif Ali Zardari the people of this country have a worthy successor to Shaheed Mohtarma's mission and vision. "Today democracy in Pakistan has received a new lease of life, as President (elect) Zardari's election enables it to further strengthen its roots in our political system," she said, adding that a dream seen by the leaders who gave their lives for Pakistan, was being brought to fruition by Asif Ali Zardari. She said it was particularly auspicious that Asif Zardari was elected President on September 6, a day when Pakistan celebrates its sovereignty, its territorial integrity, its defence, adding that it was for these very values that President Zardari would continue to strive for in office. Ms. Shazia Marri thanked all the legislators and parliamentarians, who had given a precedence to Pakistan's betterment than their personal issues, and despite party barriers, chose to obey the dictates of their conscience, and voted for Asif Ali Zardari as President. Meanwhile, Sindh Minister for Population Welfare Jam Mehtab Dahar and Minister for Revenue and Relief Syed Murad Ali Shahhave Sunday congratulated the President-elect, Asif Ali Zardari on being elected as President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. In their joint congratulatory message the Ministers here stated that the victory of PPP Co-chairman, Asif Ali Zardari as President of Pakistan augurs well for the future of democracy and stability of Pakistan. His (Asif Zardari) handling of party affairs after the assassination of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto has proved his immense capabilities, abilities and of his vision to lead. The success of Asif Zardari in the election also proves the fact that proper democracy has returned to Pakistan and now Pakistan, its people and economy will take a long leap forward, they said.