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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MQM decides to part ways with PPP-led Sindh govt 19 Oct 2014
KARACHI,  Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Sunday announced its decision to dissociate itself from the ruling coalition of Sindh province, saying there won’t by any compromise when its leader Altaf Hussain is subjected to an ‘unwarranted’ criticism. Addressing a press conference here, Deputy Convener MQM Rabitta Committee, Khalid Maqbool, said no worker of MQM would […]
President PPP Balochistan 19 Oct 2014
TAMBOO: Quaid e Awam late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto has already brought a revolution. To spread it in true perspective Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has started efforts. Products of dictatorship swept away in people’s sea. Reorganisation of PPP and address of Bilawal Bhutto is representation of people’s desire and aspiration. This was stated by President PPP Balochistan […]
Pakistan faces acute shortage of specialist doctors 19 Oct 2014
  KARACHI,  President, College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP), Prof Zafarullah Chaudhry, said on Tuesday that there are 31,387 specialist doctors in Pakistan which are not enough for 200 million population of the country. Talking to media persons, Dr Zafarullah, said: “Country needs 0.1 million specialist doctors to facilitate patients at local level, but […]
4901 candidates appear in SU entry test 19 Oct 2014
  KARACHI,  As many as 4,901 candidates, including 2310 female students, appeared in the pre-admission entry test for the Masters, MS and MPhil programmes announced by University of Sindh (SU) for the academic year 2015, held at Arts Faculty Building of Allama II Kazi Campus Jamshoro here on Sunday. The entrance test, which started at […]
Huge crowds as Benazir Bhutto’s son makes political debut 18 Oct 2014
Karachi  - Tens of thousands of Pakistanis gathered on Saturday to hear Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of slain ex-premier Benazir Bhutto, address a massive rally billed as his formal political debut. Ultra-tight security measures were in place for the rally in Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi, where huge crowds of supporters sang and danced, waving […]
Bhuttoism guarantee for Pakistan security: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari 18 Oct 2014
  Karachi: Pakistan Peoples? Party Parliamentarian (PPPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Bhuttoism is guarantee of security of Pakistan, adding Bhuttoism is for the whole Pakistan. Addressing a big rally near Mazar-e-Quaid here Saturday evening, he said in Pakistan there are only two forces: Bhuttosim and dictatorship. He said Bhuttosim got politically what […]
JI working for rights of downtrodden people: Siraj 18 Oct 2014
Kandhkot  : Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Siraj-ul-Haq said on Saturday that his party is working for the rights of downtrodden people and end the exploitation of Waderas and feudal lords from Pakistan. He was addressing a big rally at High School Ground here Saturday. He said during the recent political efforts, the JI neither supported the government […]
Water shortage irks patients in Services Hospital 18 Oct 2014
Karachi : Water shortage continues to irk patients, staff and attendants in Services Hospital Karachi, as Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB) administration has yet to bother to connect water supply line of the hospital despite the passage of several years. President, Pakistan Paramedical Staff Association (PPMSA) Sindh chapter, Niaz Hussain Bhutto said incompetent KWSB […]
PPP Caravan leaves for Karachi 17 Oct 2014
TAMBOO : A caravan consisting hundreds of vehicles left Dera Murad Jamali for Karachi under the leadership of President PPP Balochistan Muhammad Sadiq Umrani to participate in Oct 18 public meeting at Karsaz. PPP workers had carried party flags on the occasion. Strict security measures were also witnessed. Addressing the participants Sadiq Umrani said lakhs […]
CHRE announces Life-Time Achievement Awards 17 Oct 2014
  Rome,  Centre for Human Rights Education- Pakistan an institution striving to promote human rights, democracy, peace and tolerance in the society has announced Life- Time Achievement Awards for Rashid Rehman Advocate, Shahbaz Bhatti and Group Captain (R) Cecil Chaudhry to honor their outstanding services for the protection and promotion of human rights of the […]
President PPP Balochistan-Press 16 Oct 2014
TAMBOO : Tehreek Insaf was conrping for imposition of marshal law in the country. Due to dharnas economy of the country was destroyed and agreements amounting to 50 billion dollars could not be made. These views were expressed by President PPP Balochistan and former Provincial minister Muhammad Sadiq Umrani at an emergency Press conference at […]
PPP Public Gathering: Arrangements in hospitals inspected 16 Oct 2014
KARACHI: In wake of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari?s public gathering on October 18, officials of Peoples Doctor Forum (PDF) and All Sindh Peoples Paramedical Staff Sindh on Thursday paid emergency visit to different hospitals of Karachi including Civil Hospital, Jinnah Hospital, and NICH Hospital. The delegation of officials comprising PDF President Dr Karim Khawaja, PDF President […]
Reshuffling in LERP 16 Oct 2014
KARACHI,  The Director General Lyari Development Authority and Project Director Lyari Expressway Resettlement Project (LERP) Agha Maqsood Abbas has ordered the major reshuffling in the project for the improvement of function, performance and efficiency of various departments in the project. The Project Director has ordered the posting of following officers and officials of Lyari Development […]
CMCH needs to apointment proper MLOs 16 Oct 2014
LARKANA : As many as 163 medico-legal cases were dealt in the month of September 2014 alone by the Police Surgeon of Larkana. Out of these cases, 150 were pertaining to males and 13 females. Only 96 final medico-legal certificates were issued and 67 provisional certificates were also delivered and reserved for x-ray or other […]

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