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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PPMSA stages rally in favor of demands 28 Jan 2015
KARACHI : Pakistan Paramedical Staff Association (PPMSA) Sindh Chapter on Wednesday took out a rally and staged a sit-in in favor of their demands. The protest rally was started from Civil Hospital Karachi that culminated at Karachi Press Club. A large number of paramedical staff of different districts like Hyderabad, Sukkur, Umerkot, Badin, Jamshoro, Larkana and Mirpurkhas […]
Access to justice basic right of citizens 27 Jan 2015
Karachi : Access to justice is the basic right of citizens and people have been facing a lot of problems as they are not getting justice due to too lengthy procedures of police and courts. This was said by Pasban e Pakistan President Altaf Shakoor while speaking at a gathering of Majlis Ayat Kareemia at Sajjan […]
2 kidnapped from Dera Murad Jamali 23 Jan 2015
TAMBOO: Armed men abducted two tribesmen from Bhutto tribe in Dera Murad Jamali Thursday-Friday night. According to details armed men kidnapped tow real brothers Muhammad Sharif Bhutto and Muhammad Amin Bhutto from Police Line area at gun point and took them to unknown place. On information police cordoned the area and started search. On the […]
SBP officer injured in wagon crash 23 Jan 2015
LARKANA : An officer of State Bank of Pakistan, Sukkur, was injured in a truck and wagon collision near Madeji early Friday morning. The injured was identified as Muhammad Yousuf Bhutto who is working as Audit Officer in SBP Sukkur. He told reporters that he was going to Sukkur in a wagon for duty. When […]
Posting order of DD Nursing cancelled 22 Jan 2015
KARACHI : Secretary Health Sindh Iftikhar Shalwani has canceled the posting order of Deputy Director Nursing Uzair Rustam Baloch, PPI learned on Thursday. Sources of health department on condition of anonymity said that Secretary Health Sindh has cancelled the posting order of Deputy Director Nursing Uzair Rustam Baloch after strong reaction from Provincial Nurses Association […]
PDWP approves 46 projects with an estimated cost Rs. 12.469 billion 22 Jan 2015
Peshawar :  The Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) under the Chairmanship of Dr Hammad Uwais Agha, the Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday, while considering 49 development projects approved 46 projects with an estimated cost Rs. 12.469 billion. The meeting was attended by the Administrative Secretaries of P&DD, C&W, E&SE, Higher Education, Sports & […]
Foundation stone of Rs1130mn project laid 21 Jan 2015
Larkana : Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader MNA Faryal Talpur laid the foundation stone of major project of enhancing & upgrading of drainage system of Larkana in police line here on Wednesday costing Rs:1130.50 million which will be completed on 30th June 2016. This project has already been started on December 15, 2014 under the […]
Govt fails to establish Directorate of Medico-Legal Services 21 Jan 2015
LARKANA : Despite passage of four years, the Sindh government has failed to establish either separate cadre for Medico-Legal Doctors or Directorate of Medico-Legal Services in the province on the pattern of Punjab. In this connection, a letter was sent to Director General, Health Services, Sindh, Hyderabad and its copies sent to police surgeons of […]
COAS Cup Hockey Tourney begins tomorrow 20 Jan 2015
Karachi : The inaugural All Pakistan COAS Cup Hockey Tournament begins tomorrow (Thursday) at Army Hockey Stadium in Rawalpindi. The tournament will be organised by the Army Sports Directorate on behalf of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF). Lt Col (R) Nadeem Ahmed Bhatti will be tournament director and Farooq Khan and Pervaiz Aslam Kiani will assist him. […]
COAS Cup Hockey Tourney begins Jan 22 19 Jan 2015
Karachi : The inaugural All Pakistan COAS Cup Hockey Tournament will be organised by the Army Sports Directorate on behalf of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) at Army Hockey Stadium in Rawalpindi from January 22 to 31. Lt Col (R) Nadeem Ahmed Bhatti will be tournament director and Farooq Khan and Pervaiz Aslam Kiani will assist […]
Orientation day held at SMI 17 Jan 2015
Karachi :  The Orientation Day 2015 of newly admitted students of Sindh Madressatul Islam University was held Saturday at Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Auditorium. Vice Chancellor Dr. Muhammad Ali Shaikh welcomed the students and stressed upon them to learn more from this great institution, where father of nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had studied for four […]
BISE Larkana forms committee to resolve students issue 16 Jan 2015
LARKANA : The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Larkana has constituted a committee comprising officers of the board and education & literacy department to consider the appeal of the candidates of Government Pilot Higher Secondary School Larkana pertaining to students issues. The committee has been formed with the approval of BISE Larkana chairman. The committee […]
EU ambassador visits Garhi Khuda Bux 15 Jan 2015
Garhi Khuda Bux :  European Union Ambassador to Pakistan His Excellency Lars Wigenmark has said that EU is helping Pakistan & Afghanistan in ongoing war against terrorism. He said Wind Power Projects will be established in Karachi to enhance the capacity of power shortage with the help of European Investment Bank which will help Sindh to […]
Demo held against demolition house 15 Jan 2015
NAUNDERO : The children of late Sadoro Khan Abro held a protest demonstration outside Benazir Bhutto Press Club here on Thursday against the estate manager Akhtar Mirani of PPP-SB Chairperson Ghinwa Bhutto, alleging that he had forcibly demolished their house given to them by late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. Sadoro served the Bhutto Estate for?about 50 […]

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