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

Country to be cleansed of terrorists: Sadiq Umrani 22 Dec 2014
TAMBOO : To secure future of Pakistan and ensuring peaceful atmosphere for coming generations country has to be cleansed of terrorists. Democracy would be strong, progress and prosperity and dispensation of cheap justice to the people would be possible when there is perpetual peace in the country. This was stated by President PPP Balochistan and former provincial […]
Two demos held in front of Bhuttos mausoleum 22 Dec 2014
NAUNDERO :  Two protests demonstrations were held in Garhi Khuda Bux in front of Bhuttos mausoleum and third in front of Press Club here on Monday. The first demonstration was held in GKB by the contractors Ali Nawaz Baloch, Khaliquz Zaman, Haseeb Hasan, Munwar and others against Director SEDA Anwar Ali Siyal and Executive Engineer, […]
President PPP Balochistan 21 Dec 2014
TAMBOO : Terrorism has become a very serious problem of our country. Without its total elimination sustainable peace cannot be established. All political parties and entire nation stands with Pak Army for end of terrorism. This was stated by President PPP Balochistan and former provincial minister Muhammad Sadiq Umrani while offering condolence with Subedar Muhammad […]
Pakistan slammed for resuming executions after school massacre 20 Dec 2014
Islamabad  - Rights groups Saturday condemned Pakistan’s decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions for six years, as leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people dead. Pakistan described the bloody rampage in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Tuesday as its own “mini […]
PPP to hold public gathering on BB anniversary 20 Dec 2014
  Naudero :  The seventh death anniversary of slain PPP Chairperson Benazir Bhutto is to be held on 27th December in Garhi Khuda Bux for which the party has decided to hold public gathering for the people of Sindh; however, in other provinces PPP will observe the anniversary at provincial capitals such as Lahore, Peshawar, […]
JI passes resolution 19 Dec 2014
QUETTA :   Jamaat Islami condemns terrorist attack of Army Public School in Peshawar on Dec 16 and terms this attack as anti human and act of anti Islam and anti state elements. It also expresses serious concern that terrorists reached in a very secure and sensitive area and committed dirty act. These views were contained […]
50 insurgents killed in Pakistan strike back after school massacre 19 Dec 2014
Peshawar (Pakistan) – Pakistani security forces killed more than 50 suspected militants Friday as operations against insurgents intensify in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that killed 149 people. The bloody rampage in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Tuesday brought international condemnation and promises of swift, decisive action against militants from Pakistan’s political […]
Who Are the Pakistani Taliban? 18 Dec 2014
The Pakistani Taliban, formally known as the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan, or TTP, is an umbrella group of militant organizations. Baitullah Mehsud, a leading militant leader from Waziristan in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt, formed a coalition of 13 groups in 2007. At its peak, the group claimed 30 or more groups as members. Since then, […]
Benazir Bhutto Girls Degree College inaugurated in Naundero 18 Dec 2014
NAUNDERO : Sindh Education Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said on Thursday that 4.2 million children are enrolled in Sindh schools and same number is out of schools. Sindh government is striving very hard to bring them to schools,? he said after inaugurating Benazir Bhutto Girls Degree College in Naundero. Khuhro urged the civil society to […]
Student Sohail Aslam belongs to DMJ 16 Dec 2014
RAMBOO : Sohail Aslam a student martyred in Peshawar incident today hailed form Dera Murad Jamali area. His death caused mourning for his family. His body would be brought today. According to details Sohail Aslam Bhutto 9 th class student was studying at Army Public School in Peshawar. He was son of Subedar Muhammad Aslam […]
President PPP Balochistan condemns Peshawar tragedy 16 Dec 2014
TAMBOO : President PPP Balochistan Muhammad Sadiq Umrani has said that entire nation has to wage jihad against terrorists. He expressed these views while strongly condemning Peshawar incident Tuesday. He said innocent students were made target of terrorism and nation was mourning. He said terrorists have no religion. They are not human. They are animals. […]
Carnage as Taliban storm Pakistan school, kill 130 16 Dec 2014
Peshawar (Pakistan)  - Taliban insurgents killed at least 130 people, most of them children, after storming an army-run school on Tuesday in one of Pakistan’s bloodiest ever attacks. Witnesses described how a huge blast shook the Army Public School in the northwestern city of Peshawar and six gunmen in government paramilitary uniforms went from classroom […]
Sindh CM rules out medicine shortage in hospitals 15 Dec 2014
NAUNDERO,  Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said on Sunday that only 11 sugar mills have so far started sugarcane crushing season out of 33 in Sindh this year. This he said while talking to media after visiting Bhutto leaders mausoleum in Garhi Khuda Bux where he arrived to see the arrangements so far […]
Only democracy will bring real revolution: Sharmila 15 Dec 2014
KARACHI, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh for Culture and Tourism, Sharmila Farooqui on Sunday lauded the acquitted of former president Asif Ali Zardari in Ursus tractors and ARY cases and termed it the triumph of justice and democracy. “Ex-president Zardari never compromised on principles of politics and democracy and that is why he is […]

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