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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PPP Chairman visits Multan flood hit areas 19 Sep 2014
  Islamabad :  Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday visited the flood hit areas of Multan. Addressing the flood affectees, he said that he is visiting the flood-hit areas of Punjab to express solidarity with the affectees in this period of turmoil. He said that it is the time to be a […]
Rubina pays surprise visit to Directorate of Women Development 19 Sep 2014
KARACHI : Sindh Minister for Women Development and Special Education Ms Rubina Qaim Khani paid surprise visit to Directorate of Women Development and suspended the services of 18 officers and staff members who were found absent from their duty and also ordered stoppage of their salaries.   She also visited Women Police Station Saddar and […]
Former President pays tributes to late Murtaza Bhutto 19 Sep 2014
Islamabad : Mir Murtaza Bhutto will be remembered as the scion of Bhutto family who endured the rigours of exile, witnessed the tormenting of his mother and sister, the assassination of his father and his younger brother but who refused to compromise with the dictatorship. This was stated by Co-Chairman PPP former President of Pakistan Mr.Asif […]
Sindh medical faculty declares results 19 Sep 2014
LARKANA : The Sindh Medical Faculty, Karachi, has announced the result of annual examination conducted during 2012-13. The exam was attended by the candidates of various courses including Dispensers, OT Technicians, Laboratory, X-Ray, ECG Technicians and so forth who got admission in Chandka Medical College Hospital for these training courses and each of them was charged Rs3600 for entire course […]
Advisor clarifies news about Bilawal protocol 18 Sep 2014
KARACHI, Jameel Soomro, Media Advisor to PPP Chairperson, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has clarified a news item carried by a section of news channels claiming VIP protocol to the party chairperson during his visit to flood-affectees in Chiniot in Punjab. He clarified that there were no protocol vehicles and local PPP leaders accompanied in their own […]
PPP chairperson briefed about flood situation 18 Sep 2014
SUKKUR : Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was briefed about the flood situation by irrigation department as flood water entered Sindh from Punjab. The briefing was held in the presence of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and local MNAs and MPAs.Bilawal also took a full round of Sukkur Barrage to personally […]
Probe initiated into govt land scam 18 Sep 2014
Larkana : The Additional Commissioner Revenue, Larkana Division, Larkana, is conducting an inquiry into the fraud of government land and has directed the Mukhtiarkar, Ratodero, to send information about the Tapedars posted on the Deh Ratodero since 2004 till to-date through concerned official on 19th September, 2014 at 10.00 am. He has further directed him […]
Bilawal holds meeting with PPP leaders 17 Sep 2014
  KARACHI :  Pakistan People?s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari held details meeting with the party office-bearers and elected representatives from district Jamshoro and discussed ground political situation with them. The meeting were also attended by MNA Faryal Talpur, Senators Taj Haider, Salim Mandviwala, Ministers Murad Ali Shah & Gianchand Essrani, MNA Malik Asad Sikandar, […]
Bilawal gives Rs100m cheque for affected Kashmiris 15 Sep 2014
KARACHI : Chairperson of Pakistan People?s Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, in a simple ceremony handed over a Rs100 million cheque from Sindh government to the delegation of Azad Jammu & Kashmir led by Speaker AJK Assembly Ghulam Sadiq here at Bilawal House today for the assistance of flood affected people of Azad Kashmir. PPP chairperson […]
Bilawal hands over 30 trucks of relief goods 15 Sep 2014
KARACHI : In a ceremony held at the Bilawal House, Pakistan People?s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari handed over 30 trucks loaded with relief goods which include food items, clothes and medicines etc to the PPP delegation led by PPP Central Punjab President Mian Manzoor Watto. Mian Manzoor Watto who was accompanied by Tanveer […]
Sindh to have separate occupational health and safety law soon 15 Sep 2014
  KARACHI, The Sindh Government has prepared a separate law on the occupational health and safety (OHS) on work place, for this purpose a tripartite consultation process has been initiated to get recommendations on this new law, which would also be extended to the commercial establishments besides the industries. This was stated by Joint Director […]
Dictatorships against Pakistan’s survival: Bilawal 15 Sep 2014
  Karachi,  Pakistan Peoples; Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said dictatorships were in fact covert attacks on the survival of a Pakistan, fully devoted to follow its founders mission and shine in future as a model democratic Muslim nation. On his message on the occasion of International Day of Democracy, he said Egyptian or Bangladesh […]
Mumtaz Bhutto surprised over Sindh CM disclosure 14 Sep 2014
LARKANA,  Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Mumtaz Ali Bhutto said on Sunday that Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah’s disclosure that Rs 140 crore have been spent to prepare for flood was shocking since no repair or any other work on dykes was visible and even the damage caused by the 2010 flood has not been […]
Bilawal condemns gang-rape 14 Sep 2014
  KARACHI,  Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairperson, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), has strongly condemned the brutal gang-rape of a girl in Faisalabad and demanded arrest and prosecution of the real culprits. In a press statement issued here, PPP Chairperson said justice and protection should be provided to the victim.  

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