Wednesday - Apr 23, 2014

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.

Bhuttos in News

Pre-flood meeting: Bilawal for zero tolerance to negligence during calamities 23 Apr 2014
Karachi : Pakistan Peoples Party Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari chaired a meeting on flood preparedness and requested Chief Minister Sindh to direct the administration to have zero tolerance to any delinquency or negligence in dealing with any natural calamity arising out of the coming monsoon season in the province. The briefing was arranged at Bilawal […]
Pakistan court adjourns Musharraf travel ban application 23 Apr 2014
Karachi – Pakistani former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, facing a battery of criminal cases, must wait a fortnight to learn if he will be given permission to go abroad to visit his sick mother. A court in Karachi on Wednesday adjourned a hearing on the retired general’s application to have a travel ban lifted so […]
Naundero school faces multifarious problems 23 Apr 2014
  KARACHI, The hometown of Benazir Bhutto’s Government Boys Higher Secondary School has no washrooms and other basic facilities in this age of computer science despite the tall claims of the rulers that they are fulfilling the vision of their slain leader. Over 2300 boys are enrolled in this school foundation of which was laid […]
Qaim, Bilawal inquire about health of Mir 22 Apr 2014
Karachi, Patron-in-Chief of PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and CM Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, visited senior anchor and journalist, Hamid Mir at Agha Khan Hospital. They prayed for his early recovery.
Khuhro announces convention center in KU 22 Apr 2014
KARACHI,  Sindh Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmad Khuhro on Tuesday announced construction of a convention center named after Benazir Bhutto in University of Karachi and a shed in football ground of the university. He made this announcement while speaking at the conclusion ceremony of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Football Tournament, organized by People Students Federation […]
Qaim invites French traders to invest in Sindh 22 Apr 2014
Karachi,  Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that his government is encouraging local and foreign investment in energy sector, through public private partnership (PPP) and joint ventures (JV) providing tax holiday along with other incentives. Talking to the Consul General of France, Francois DallOrso, who called on him at CM House, he […]
Standing Committee on commerce meets 21 Apr 2014
Islamabad, A meeting of Standing Committee on Commerce held today in Parliament House in Committee Room No. 7, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Siraj Muhammad Khan, MNA regarding briefing on National Tariff Commission (NTC) and briefing on Pakistan Institute of Trade & Development. The Chairman, National Tariff Commission (NTC) briefed the Committee about the functioning […]
SHC issues notices on petition of Musharraf for removal of his name from ECL 21 Apr 2014
KARACHI,  Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday issued notice to Secretary Ministry of Interior, Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and other officials, asking them to submit their respective replies in a petition of former president Gen (retired) Pervez Musharraf seeking removal of his name form the exit control list (ECL). Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, […]
Alumni dinnerat SALU 21 Apr 2014
Khairpur, Sindh,  Prof Dr. Shafique Ahmed Arain, Director, Alumni Association, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur has announced on Monday, thatfirst Alumni Dinnerwill be held on Monday, 28thApril 2014, at Allama I.I Kazi Hall of University. Dr. Syeda Nafisa Shah Jillani, MNA will be the chief guest while, Prof Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, SALU, Khairpur […]
Ziauddin University Convocation: 350 students conferred degrees 19 Apr 2014
Karachi : Around 350 graduate and post-graduate degrees were conferred to students of Ziauddin University in 11th Convocation held at Expo Center Karachi o Saturday. About 350 students were awarded degrees and diplomas in medicines, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, biomedical engineering, allied health sciences, physiotherapy, speech, language and hearing sciences. Chancellor Ziauddin University Dr Asim Husssain […]
What happened of Thar-Nara Development Authority, asks Mumtaz 19 Apr 2014
Karachi : Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Sindh leader Mumtaz Ali Bhutto has said in the year 1973 he had formed a Thar-Nara Development Authority for development of the Thar and Nara Desert area but later the government closed it down. In a statement Saturday, he said the PPPP leaders are doing nothing to serve the […]
Bilawal wants more Pak sites as world heritage 17 Apr 2014
KARACHI : Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron-In-Chief Pakistan Peoples Party, has urged the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO to speed up work for declaring 18 more heritage sites in tentative list of Pakistan as World Heritage Sites to preserve the rich cultural and natural common heritage of humanity. On the eve of World Heritage Day being […]
Mumtaz Bhutto vows to rebuild PML-N in Sindh 16 Apr 2014
KARACHI,  Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) leader Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto said on Wednesday that after the reconciliation policy, PML-N has been reduced to naught in Sindh, but he has accepted the challenge of rebuilding it. He has been visiting villages, towns and cities in Sindh for this purpose but there is an air of hopelessness […]
American journalists call on Bilawal Bhutto Zardari 15 Apr 2014
KARACHI, A delegation of nine American journalists called on Pakistan Peoples Party Patron-In-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Bilawal House and discussed different issues pertaining to the media. These journalists are on a visit under Pakistan-US Journalist Exchange programme organized by Hawaii-based East-West Center. Speaking with the delegation, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari hoped that the Exchange programme […]


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