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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Police Training School Larkana deprived of due facilities 18 Apr 2015
LARKANA :  Police Training School (PTS), Larkana, suffer very badly due to incomplete required facilities. During first tenure of Benazir Bhutto, a Recruitment Training Center was established and after eight years it was upgraded to PTS in 1997 without giving it proper facilities which are vital for a training school of law enforcement personnel. Staff […]
Aseefa invites Maryam, Reham to join polio drive 16 Apr 2015
KARACHI,  To further strengthen Pakistan’s efforts to eradicate polio, Ms Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, Rotary International Ambassador for Polio has invited Maryam Nawaz of PML-N and Reham Khan of PTI to join hands with her to accelerate the countrywide polio eradication and ensure that every child is protected from deadly polio virus. Following briefing on polio […]
CM’s special assistant for boosting sports activities 16 Apr 2015
KARACHI : Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh for Sports Fayaz Bhatt said on Thursday that enhancing sports activities will eliminate anxiety among the people in the country. Addresing a press conference at Karachi Press Club during his visit, he said journalists have always been highlighting all sports events sincerely. “Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Asif Ali […]
SBBUL mid-term exams 16 Apr 2015
Karachi :  Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Lyari (SBBUL)’s ongoing mid-term examinations will be continued till April 17, 2015. Stated in a statement, SBBUL’s Vice Chancellor Professor Akhtar Baloach said, university is conducting its examination on due date from April 13, 2015, in a peaceful environment. He said the university has never postponed its examinations since its […]
17000 youths given jobs 3 years: Khuhro 15 Apr 2015
Larkana :   Sindh Senior Education Minister Nisar Khuhro has said that between 2013 and 2015 as many as 17,000 youth have been given HST, JST and PST jobs who passed their NTS test. He was addressing a gathering held at Shahnawaz Bhutto Library here on Wednesday for distribution of 404 posting orders among Larkana region’s candidates. […]
Intercity bus project today 13 Apr 2015
KARACHI : The Sindh government will inaugurate a project of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Intercity Bus Project on Tuesday, which would connect Karachi with five divisional headquarters of the province. The public-private project would be operational under the South Korean company, Daewoo. This is a 500 bus project but initially 50 buses would be launched and […]
ATC summons US journalist, four others in BB murder case 13 Apr 2015
RAWALPINDI,An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday continued hearing of the murder case of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and summoned to a US journalist Mark Siegel and four other witnesses in the case. During proceedings, the ATC decided to summon US journalist Mark Siegel and four other witnesses in the case. Siegel’s summons will be […]
President PPP Balochistan 12 Apr 2015
TAMBOO : Fate of deceivers with masses is very dangerous and they would be answerable in their court. PPP has buried its desires to ensure security of rights of people but made no compromise. PML-N badly failed to resolve problems of the people. People want change. These views were expressed by President PPP Balochistan Muhammad […]
Martyred cops’ families to get free admissions in SZABIST 10 Apr 2015
KARACHI, Spokesperson Sindh Police SP Erum Awan said in a statement that free vocational training, and junior to intermediate and higher education admissions in Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) are being offered to the families of Sindh police martyrs. She said that the victim families should submit their applications in […]
Sindh-invented anti-snake bite venom soon in market; WHO also aprroves 10 Apr 2015
KARACHI : A team of Sindh-based Pakistani scientists have produced new anti-snake venom at Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam, which has also been approved by World Health Organization (WHO). A young scientist Dr Saud Farooq Qaimkhani said: “Our team has produced anti-snake venom to treat snake-bite victims in the country, which is comparatively cost effective […]
Zardari suggests political parties throw out their ‘rotten eggs’ 9 Apr 2015
Karachi,  Pakistan Peoples’ Party Parliamentarian (PPP) Cochairman Asif Ali Zardari has advised the Pakistani political parties to throw out ‘rotten eggs’ in their ranks and files, saying action should be taken against the criminals and not against the political parties. Addressing a press conference at Bilawal House here Thursday, he said dialogue is the only […]
SMIU Spring Festival concludes 9 Apr 2015
KARACHI, Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) said on Thursday that the joint efforts and cooperation between students and teachers can create a most healthy and learning atmosphere in any university, The students and teachers of SMIU while organizing successful three-day Spring Festival at SMIU, has proved that they […]
YDA takes out rally demanding implementation on service structure rule 9 Apr 2015
RAWALPINDI :  Young Doctors Association (YDA) on Thursday took out a rally on Murree road demanding of the government to implement service structure rule. Dozens of protesting doctors blocked the road for an hour. Strict security arrangements were made during the protest. YDA President Dr Haider, Vice President Dr Umer Warriach, General Secretary Dr Zubair […]
212 youth get jobs under BBSHRDB 9 Apr 2015
Karachi,  Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said on Thursday that 212 unemployed youth have been employed from January to March 2015 under Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Human Resources and Development Board (BBSHRDB), and remaining will be employed soon. He said while presiding over Placement Bureau’s 24th meeting in the city. At the meeting, BBSHRDB Secretary Kareem […]

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