Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (5 January 1928 – 4 April 1979) was the 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1973 to 1977, and the 4th President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973. He was the founder of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)— the largest and most influential political party in Pakistan— and served as its chairman until his execution in 1979 in what many observers note a politically motivated charges of murder. His eldest daughter, Benazir Bhutto, would also serve as Prime minister, while his son Murtaza Bhutto, served as member of Parliament of Pakistan.

Educated at the University of California, Berkeley in the United States and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, Bhutto was noted for his progressive economic initiatives, industrialization, education, energy and foreign policy, and his intellectualism. In addition to national security issues, Bhutto promoted his policies on the nationalization, health care, and social reforms. Under his premiership, Pakistan’s Parliament gave approval and passed unanimously the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan, a supreme law that provides a parliamentary system to Pakistan, strengthened the Sino-Pak and Saudi-Pak relations, recognition of East-Pakistan as Bangladesh, and hosted the second Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in 1974 where he delegated and invited leaders from the Muslim world to Lahore, Punjab Province of Pakistan. In July 1972, Bhutto successfully proceeded the Shimla treaty, signed with Indira Gandhi of India, brought 93,000 Prisoners of War back to Pakistan, and secured 5,000 sq mi (13,000 km2) held by India. In January 20 of 1972, weeks after the Indo-Pakistani 1971 winter war, Bhutto orchestrated, authorized, and administrated the scientific research on nuclear weapons; for this, he is colloquially known in the world as “Father of the Pakistan’s nuclear deterrent programme”.

A serious secessionist and rebellious conflict occurred in Balochistan province in 1973, calling for independence from Pakistan. In response, Bhutto ordered Pakistan Armed Forces an armed action, which was quelled by the Pakistan Armed Forces successfully in 1978. Bhutto and his party won the parliamentary elections held in 1977. However, in a successful coup d’état led by General Zia-ul-Haq under codename Operation Fair Play; Bhutto was removed from the office and was held in Central Jail Rawalpindi (CJR) as General Zia-ul-Haq proclaimed himself as Chief Martial Law Administrator of Pakistan. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was executed in 1979 after the Supreme Court of Pakistan controversially sentenced him to death for authorizing the murder of a political opponent, in a move that many believe was done under the directives of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq.

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Bhutto farm?s 11 guava orchard trees hacked 30 Sep 2014
NAUNDERO : Eleven guava orchard trees of PPP-SB Chairperson Ghinwa Bhutto were hacked by the dacoits in Bhutto Estate Farm in village Izat Ji Wandh within the limits of Ketty Mumtaz police station near here in the wee hours of Tuesday. This vast guava orchard is located near Andho Wah and is yearly given on […]
Rs 45.270m funds released for five CMCH projects 30 Sep 2014
  LARKANA, Sindh health department has released 25% of 2014-15 funds for five major development projects of Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH), Larkana. The funds release came three months after the announcement of 2014-15 annual budget. Out of total annual allocation of Rs181.089 million, only Rs 45.270 million have been released, while remaining Rs 135.819 […]
Z.A Bhutto Medical College has not been shifted to Nowshera:Shehram Tarakai 29 Sep 2014
Peshawar ,The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister for Health, Shehram Khan Tarakai has strongly refuted news item regarding the shifting of the ongoing scheme of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical College from Peshawar to Nowshera.   Minister has clarified that the said scheme approved in the previous government is not only exists on its place in Peshawar […]
Bilawal chairs party meeting 29 Sep 2014
  KARACHI, Chairperson PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari presided over a meeting of senior party leaders here at Bilawal House on Monday afternoon. Former premiers Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani and Raja Pervez Ashraf, Opposition Leader NA Syed Khursheed Shah, MNA Faryal Talpur, PM AJK Ch. A. Majeed, CM Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, CM Gilgit-Baltistan Syed […]
CMCH staff commemorates World Heart Day 29 Sep 2014
LARKANA,  An awareness walk was held here on Monday to mark the World Heart Day. It was jointly led by former chairman of Cardiology Department of Chandka Medical College & Hospital, Prof Dr Saeed Ahmed Sangi, Prof Javed Akbar Siyal, Head of Department, Coronary Care Unit and Dr Safiullah Abbasi, Medical Superintendent of CMCH. The […]
Labor conference demands abolition of privatization process 29 Sep 2014
KARACHI, The two-day Sindh Conference, which concluded here on Sunday, demanded an end to the privatization process, provision of universal social security protection to all workers, equal right of the collective bargaining to all the labour, ensuring tripartite mechanism for making all labour laws and implement of all the international labour conventions, which Pakistan has […]
Car, goods worth millions of rupees burnt in workshop fire 29 Sep 2014
NAUNDERO,  A fire broke out in an auto workshop near PTCL exchange along station road here on Sunday night due to which an 200 model Alto car was also burnt along with all the material of the workshop.     The owner, Sajid Kumbhar, told reporters that unknown persons torched his workshop in which millions […]
Bilawal for end to PTI politics of sit-ins 29 Sep 2014
KARACHI,  Chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that he was holding his jiyalas back and requested them not to react in the larger interest of reconciliation, peace and tranquility in Karachi. In a statement issued here on Sunday, Bilawal stated that PPP would continue to play its role to promote […]
Al Khidmat Foundation gives certificate of houses 26 Sep 2014
AWARAN :  Al Khidmat Foundation distributed certificate of 110 built houses among earthquake affected people of Awaran. A ceremony s held at Government High School here the other day. Central President Al KHidmat Foundation Dr Hafeezur Rehman was the chief guest. Naib Amir Jamaat Islami Asadullah Bhutto, Amir JI Balochistan Abdul Mateen Akhundzada, Provincial President Al […]
Three killed, two injured in Karachi violence 26 Sep 2014
KARACHI : Three persons were killed and two others injured in separate violence incidents in the city on Friday. Mohammad Sadiq, 35, son of Mohammad Umar, resident of Bhutto Colony, North Nazimabad, was gunned down by unidentified armed men near Tahir Villa, Aisha Manzil. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for an autopsy. […]
Woman files complaint of domestic torture 26 Sep 2014
Naudero :  A woman was reportedly beaten by her husband and brother-in-law over a petty matter here on Friday. According to SHO Naundero police station Gulzar Behan, one Rubina made a complaint that she was beaten by her husband Fareed and his brother Salim. Police registered the complaint and conducted raids to arrest the accused. […]
Woman shot dead over docoity resistance 26 Sep 2014
LARKANA,  A young woman, mother of four minor children, was gunned down by unknown armed men at her house here on Friday. Four armed men entered the house of laborer Shamsuddin Bhutto in Faisal Colony located within the limits of Hyderi police station. They took Shamsuddin and locked him in a room and pointed gun […]
Two college employees deprived of nine-month salaries 26 Sep 2014
NAUNDERO,Two technical teachers appointed on one-year contract at Polytechnic College Naundero in 2012 have complained that they had not yet been paid salary for nine months. Ghulam Qadir Mirani and Aziz Bhutto held a protest demonstration in front of Benazir Bhutto Press Club here along with their minor children. While talking to reporters on this […]
Bilawal flays attack on police convoy 26 Sep 2014
KARACHI,  Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairperson, Pakistan People’s Party has strongly condemned the attack on SSP Farooq Awan, which resulted in the martyrdom of two policemen while SSP Awan received injuries in Karachi.   In a press statement issued here on Friday, the PPP chairperson said such coward attacks won’t deter the people of Pakistan and […]

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