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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APNS expresses grief over Nizamis death 26 Jul 2014
KARACHI : All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) expressed grief on Saturday over the demise of Publisher/ Chief Editor of Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications Majid Nizami.President APNS Hameed Haroon and Secretary General APNS Sarmad Ali on behalf of the office bearers and members of APNS have expressed profound grief over the sad demise of Majid Nizami […]
Bilawal condoles demise of Nizami 26 Jul 2014
LARKANA, July 26: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron In Chief, Pakistan Peoples Party has expressed deep sorrow and grief over sad demine of Majeedd Nizami most senior journalist and and head of nawa-i-waqt group of publication and offered heartfeltcondolenceto the members of bereaved family. In hiscondolencemessage, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said services of Majeed Nizami will always […]
Salinity increases as 6 tube-wells go non-functional 26 Jul 2014
  LARKANA,  Out of 16 disposal tube wells installed near Marri village of Mahotta Police Station limits six are non-functional since last over six months and ten are working. These tube wells were installed during Z. A. Bhutto regime to drain out excessive water which is thrown into Sim Nullahs (water logging drains) by the […]
Bilawal prays for Nizamis health recovery 25 Jul 2014
KARACHI : Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron-in-Chief, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), has prayed for early recovery of the health of Majid Nizami, veteran journalist and editor-in-chief of the Nawai Waqt Group, who has been admitted in hospital after illness.He sent a get-well-soon message and bouquet on his behalf to Majid Nizami. The bouquet was delivered through […]
PPP activists asked to celebrate Eid with soldiers families 24 Jul 2014
KARACHI : Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron-In-Chief, Pakistan Peoples Party has directed his party leaders and workers to spend their Eid with families of soldiers who are fighting the terrorists in Zarb-e-Azb Operation to protect us and our country.
PPP plans Eid relief to IDPs 23 Jul 2014
KARACHI,  On the directives of Patron-In-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) plans to send another round of trucks carrying Eid gifts for IDPs in Bannu ahead of Eidul Fitr.   As a party having strong roots in every nook and corner of the country and the worst victim of terrorism, the PPP cannot […]
Anti-encroachments squad recovers 10 acres land 23 Jul 2014
KARACHI,  The anti-encroachments staff of KMC during an operation in Korangi Chakra Goth recovered 10 acres of land which had been allocated for the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Law University. On the directive of Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui, the anti-encroachments team of KMC under the supervision of director anti-encroachments Mazhar Khan carried out an […]
Govt fails to distribute promised 144,561 acres of land among poor 23 Jul 2014
KARACHI, Sindh government has badly failed to distribute promised 144,561 acres of land among poor, causing unrest among expected beneficiaries and civil society organizations, according to Society for Environmental Actions, Re-Construction and Humanitarian response (SEARCH) Pakistan. According to the Landless Hari Program 2008, Sindh government had to distribute 200,000 acres of land among poor farmers, […]
Promotion orders presentation ceremony held 22 Jul 2014
  HYDERABAD,  A ceremony was held under the chair of Sindh University (SU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Abida Taherani on Tuesday wherein the promotion orders of grade 22 were distributed among the eight professors of grade 21 following the approval accorded by the varsity Syndicate. According to details, Vice Chancellor Dr Abida Taherani distributed the […]
JI delegation distributes relief goods among IDPs 22 Jul 2014
QUETTA: A high level delegation of Jamaat Islami visited North Waziristan Internally Displaced People camps in Bannu and distributed relief goods and ration packs. According to details JI delegation consisting of Secretary General Liaqat Baloch, Amir JI Balochistan Abdul Mateen Akhundzada, Naib Amir JI Asadullah Bhutto, Amir JI Azad Kashmir Abdul Rasheed Turbai, Deputy Secretary […]
PPSWA condemns attack on paramedic leader 21 Jul 2014
Karachi,  President, Peoples Paramedical Staff Welfare Association, Pakistan Syed Ameer Hussain Shah on Monday strongly condemned attack on President All Sindh Peoples Paramedical Staff Welfare Association Sindh Suleman Memon. He expressed these views during a meeting with Provincial Minister for Katchi Abadis Javed Nagori held at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) here. He said followers […]
CM Balochistan calls on Rehman Malik 21 Jul 2014
Islamabad ,Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan, Syed Mehdi Shah called on the President Overseas PPP Senator A. Rehman Malik here Monday and discussed the current political situation and both the leaders appreciated the operation going on in North/South Waziristan and prayed for the success of Pakistan Arm Forces. Both the Leaders also expressed grave concern over […]
JI delegation to visit IDPs camps 21 Jul 2014
  Lahore, A Jamaat e Islami delegation led by JI Secretary General, Liaqat Baloch, will visit the IDPs relief camps in Bannu and adjoining areas tomorrow, July 21 to review the relief arrangements of the JI and Al-Khidmat Foundation, there.   The delegation will include JI deputy chiefs Asadullah Bhutto, Mian Muhammad Aslam, JI provincial […]
Youm-e-Ali observed peacefully in Karachi 20 Jul 2014
 KARACHI : Youm-e-Ali (RA) was observed with devotion and peace in Karachi on Sunday amid tight security.A mourning procession of Youm-e-Ali started from Nishtar Park, passed via Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto Road, Father Jaminis Road, Mehfil-e-Shah-e-Khurasan M.A. Jinnah Road, Mansfield Street Preedy Street , Again M.A. Jinnah Road (right turn Baba-e-Urdu Road) Baba-e-Urdu Road, Crossing of Chand […]

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