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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290 laptops distributed among SALU scholars 30 Oct 2014
KHAIRPUR,  The 290 laptops were distributed among 290 research scholars of Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur under Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme here on Thursday. Prof Dr Mohammad Yousuf Khushk, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences & Arts and Naeem Ahmed Bhutto, Regional Manager (South), Pakistan Education Research Network (PERN) along with Prof Dr. Nisar Ahmed Kanhar, […]
Four delayed CMCH schemes may be completed in 2015 30 Oct 2014
LARKANA,  Four major healthcare ADP development schemes of Chandka Medical College Hospital are expected to be completed by June 2015 which have already been delayed for two years owing to non-release of approved funds during the previous fiscal years. Total revenue component amounting to Rs 564.988 of these essential projects is required to be released […]
President PPP Balochistan on Sindh division 29 Oct 2014
TAMBOO :  resident PPP Balochistan and former provincial minister Muhammad Sadiq Umrani has said those dreaming for division of Sindh would never succeed. Sindh is land of Sufia and its division is impossible. MQM is ethnic organisation which desires chaos and bloodshed in the country. He said after historic public meeting in Karachi political orphans […]
JI condemns conviction of Mutiur Rehman 29 Oct 2014
  Lahore : Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Siraul Haq and Secretary General, Liaqat Baloch, have strongly condemned the death sentenced pronounced by a so-called Bangladesh court to JI Bangladesh chief Mutiur Rehman Nizami. In a statement here on Wednesday, the JI chief said that the decision of a fake court was the height of […]
Lyari university’s BCom, BA exams from Nov 18 28 Oct 2014
KARACHI, The Controller of Examination, Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari, Karachi, Prof Noor Muhammad Memon, has notified for information of all the concerned that BCom and BA Part-I and II (Regular & Private) Examination 2014 will start from November 18, 2014 at all colleges affiliated with BBSUL Karachi. The seat list, admit cards and time […]
No hatred among inhabitants of Sindh: Memon 27 Oct 2014
KARACHI  :  Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon on Monday said that there was brotherhood among all inhabitants, including old and new settlers of Sindh and there was no hatred among them. ?In view of upcoming local body elections, political point scoring and hearsay of provoking one another to fight are not reasonable. There should […]
International level symposium of CMC, SBBMU on Dec 23 27 Oct 2014
LARKANA,  Seventh annual symposium of Chandka Medical College, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University, is scheduled to be held on December 23, 2014 in which renowned scholars and medical fraternity is expected to participate. In this connection, a meeting was held on Monday at the syndicate hall of the Benazir Bhutto Medical University under the chairmanship […]
5,000 schools closed in entire Sindh 26 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 in […]
Call to end load shedding during Muharram days 26 Oct 2014
  NAUNDERO,  Azadars of Naundero have demanded of WAPDA authorities to end electricity load shedding during 10 days of Muharram-ul-Haram or they will start agitation against them. Zawar Roshan Ansari, Mumtaz Sethar, Wahid Bux Thahim, Rahim Dad Bhutto and others also protested against non-cleanliness and raised concern over security problems. They said that power outage […]
President PPP Balochistan 25 Oct 2014
TAMBOO : Peoples Party has been striving for stability of the country, national security and saving democracy form gangers. Present government gave nothing to the people but terrorism, lawlessness, rice hike, unemployment. Due to lawlessness countrys economy has jammed and unending price hike has forced people to suicides. Those coming to power through back doors […]
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 […]

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