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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Sindh Assembly passes three bills, four resolutions 24 Oct 2014
Karachi : Sindh Assembly here on Friday passed three bills and four resolutions. Five bills were tabled in the house by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Dr Sikandar Mandhro and three of them passed and two introduced and sent to parliamentary committee. Those bills passed included Govt Bill No 32 of 2014- The Sindh Special Development […]
Action ordered against doctor drawing salaries illegally 24 Oct 2014
LARKANA : The Director, Postgraduate Studies, Benazir Bhutto Medical University (BBMU), Larkana, allowed a Registrar of Chandka Medical College Hospital, at his will to fulfill rotational training requirement in Neuro-electro Physiotherapy at Agha Khan Hospital, Karachi, for four months from 15th April to 14th August, 2014, for which he was not authorized, sources said. Dr […]
Assistant Professor threatens to close ENT ward 24 Oct 2014
LARKANA : Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) Medical Superintendent has informed in a report to the Registrar, Benazir Bhutto Medical University that Dr Abdul Rasheed Shaikh, Assistant Professor, ENT, SMBBMU/CMC, Larkana, came to his office on October 16, 2014 and demanded posting of more medical officers in the Ward having fewer patients than other Wards. […]
Bilawal denounces attack on Hazara community 23 Oct 2014
KARACHI : Pakistan People’s Party Chairperson, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has expressed deep sorrow and grief over the barbaric and inhuman attack on members of the Hazara community this morning. Eight members of the Shia Hazara community were killed and SIX others injured in the Hazara Ganji area of Quetta when assailants sprayed bullets over a bus […]
Launching of Shaheed Bhutto Intercity Bus Project soon 23 Oct 2014
  KARACHI, Keeping in view the sale of tickets in black on special occasions, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Intercity Bus and Terminal Project was under consideration to be started soon to facilitate people of interior Sindh in a better manner, told a reliable source on Thursday. It said open selling of tickets in black by the […]
Bilawal, ministers join Diwali celebration 23 Oct 2014
NAUNDERO,  PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that any attack on mosque or Mandir is considered by him as an attack on Garhi Khuda Bux. He was addressing a grand Hindu community members gathering of Larkana division late last night at Bhutto House who were invited to celebrate Diwali inside the house with him […]
Five children hit by severe skin disease 23 Oct 2014
  LARKANA,  Five children are suffering from severe skin disease, who are permanent residents of village Jewan Abro of Kambar taluka. On being pinpointed by the media, they were initially examined by Dr Salim Tunio of DHO Kambar office and then referred to Leprosy Centre of Larkana. The four of five kids arrived in Larkana […]
Movement of 143 provocative speakers banned in Sindh 23 Oct 2014
  KARACHI, The Home Department, Government of Sindh, keeping in view the prevailing law and order situation in Sindh, has restricted the following 143 provocative speakers in districts of Sindh for public safety and maintenance of public order in Sindh province. According to notification, Molvi Abdul Hameed Lund belonging to District Khairpur affiliated with Deoband, […]
Sindh faced step motherly treatment in past: Sharjeel 21 Oct 2014
  KARACHI,  Provincial Minister for Information, Archives and Local Government, Sharjeel Inam Memon, has said that in the past, Sindh had been meted out step motherly treatment by the centre and PPP despite a complete tenure cannot cover those long years of ignorance.   This he said while talking to media in the Sindh Assembly […]
Big Diwali function in Naundero on Wednesday 21 Oct 2014
LARKANA, A grand Diwali celebration function is being organized at Naundero House on Wednesday for which lists of invitees are being prepared by the minorities’ notables of Larkana division. As many as 700 to 800 families have been invited and are expected to participate in the function. Mukhi Lokchand of Naundero Panchyat told PPI here […]
‘Resources being used to promote research’ 21 Oct 2014
  JAMSHORO,  University of Sindh Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Imdad Ali Ismaili has said that all the resources were being utilized to promote research culture on the campus. “The university could pave way to progress and development only through research,” he said said while speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the website of Dr Riffat Sultana, […]
Bilawal to celebrate Diwali 21 Oct 2014
  LAHORE : Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairperson Pakistan Peoples Party. will celebrate Diwali with the members of Hindu community at Naudero House on October 23. He has invited Hindu community to join him in the celebrating the Festival of Lights at Naudero House in Larkana. He also directed the PPP leaders, including party district presidents, […]
40,000 ghost teachers drawing salaries with dare in Sindh 21 Oct 2014
LARKANA : As many as 40,000 teachers are ghost and over 5,000 schools are closed in entire Sindh province. Many ghost teachers have gone out of the country to Saudi Arabia and Dubai, but they are drawing monthly salaries regularly. This was revealed by Sindh Education Secretary, Dr Fazalullah Pechuho, while addressing a news conference […]
Terrorists involved in target killing turned to be KMC, KWSB employees: Sharjeel 20 Oct 2014
  KARACHI : Provincial Minister for Information, Archives and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon said on Monday that the terrorists involved in target killing turned to be the employees of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) when arrested. This he said while addressing the Sindh Assembly session here on Monday. […]

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