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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Maududi paid rich tributes on 73rd founding day of JI 27 Aug 2014
KARACHI,  Jamaat Islami (JI) Sindh chapter celebrated its 73rd founding day (Youm-e-Tasees) on Tuesday with great zeal and spirit and paid homage to it founder Syed Abul Ala Maududi.   Programs and functions were held in different cities of the province, including Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Jacobabad, Nawabshah, Tando Adam Khan, Larkana and Shahdadkot.   The […]
SU Dadu-Badin campuses open Bachelor, Masters admissions 27 Aug 2014
JAMSHORO, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Sindh University campus Dadu and SU Laar campus Badin have announced the admissions to different Bachelors & Masters Degree programs for the academic session 2015. The admission forms will be issued from September 2 to 19, 2014. According to a SU statement issued here on Wednesday, the admissions to Bachelors […]
Govt girls’ school lacks basic facilities 27 Aug 2014
Naudero : The Government Girls High School upgraded in 1978 here is lacking many basic facilities here since long due to which the education of hundreds of female students is suffering seriously. The school was established in 1972 by former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto as a Middle Section school for the benefit of the poor uneducated girls of this […]
PMs advisor Amir Bux Bhutto resigns 26 Aug 2014
LARKANA  :  Advisor to Prime Minister (with the rank of federal minister), Ameer Baksh Bhutto, on Tuesday resigned from his office. He said: When I was appointed advisor in October 2013, I started clearly that I was accepting the post only to serve my country and people and if I felt that this cannot be […]
Zardari, Bilawal chair PPP CEC meeting 25 Aug 2014
  KARACHI : A meeting of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) CEC, held at Bilawal House here on Monday, was presided over by PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, adopting following resolutions:   It recalled the relentless struggle and sacrifices of the Pakistani nation for democracy, federalism, provincial autonomy, the constitution 1973, […]
PPP holds CEC meeting 25 Aug 2014
Karachi : A meeting of the CEC, PPP, was held on Monday at Bilawal House, Karachi. KARACHI: The meeting was jointly presided by the Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. The meeting asked the following resolutions: It recalled the relentless struggle and sacrifices of the Pakistani nation for democracy, federalism, provincial […]
Lyariites protest over extrajudicial killing 25 Aug 2014
KARACHI, A large number of residents of Lyari staged a protest demo against extra-judicial killing of a teenager, outside Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Monday. The protestors chanted slogans against law enforcers and complained of being harassed on regular basis. They had also brought the dead body of teenager along with them. A teenager, Junaid, […]
11 die in Khairpur road accident 25 Aug 2014
  KHAIRPUR,  Eleven people including three of a family died in a fatal road accident at Kot Lalo, near here on Sunday. According to details, a passenger van bound to Sukkur from Nawbshah, when reached near Kot Lalo at Mehran National Highway, collided with a passenger coach coming from Quetta to Karachi. As a result, […]
Pakistan PM rallies support against resignation demands 23 Aug 2014
Islamabad  - Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif tried Saturday to rally political support from rival and former President Asif Ali Zardari as protests demanding his resignation continued in front of the country’s parliament. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have led thousands of supporters demonstrating outside the legislature this week calling for Prime Minister […]
Three government servants suspended 23 Aug 2014
LARKANA, Deputy Commissioner, Ghanwar Ali Leghari has suspended two Tapedars, one Supervisor and one Record Keeper of Mukhtiarkar, Ratodero office, after media reports of a fraud in land owned by Taluka Hospital, Ratodero. These government servants include Kashif Ali Solangi and Mumtaz Hussain Zangejo, both Tapedars, Supervisor Mir Hassan Pitafi and Record Keeper Abdul Jabbar […]
Bilawal expresses sorrow over rain deaths 22 Aug 2014
Karachi : Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron-In-Chief, Pakistan Peoples Party has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of seven people following heavy downpour in Peshawar yesterday. In a press statement issued here, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said the innocent lives lost in natural vagary in Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa should create sympathy in the hearts of Chief Minister […]
Qureshis disciples protest 22 Aug 2014
Naudero, Sindh :  The workers of Ghousia Jamaat took out a protest rally against a mob attack on the house of Ghousia Jamaat cheif and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Vice Chairman, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Multan. The protesters chanted slogans against Billoo Butt and PML-N leadership. They were led by Hisam Bhutto, Sajid Jarwar, Ghulam Mustafa, Nazir […]
Land fraud unearthed in Ratodero 21 Aug 2014
Larkana, The Assistant Commissioner, Ratodero, has unearthed a fraud in the revenue record by which government land occupied by Ratodero Taluka Hospital was fraudulently mutated in the name of a land grabber Ahmed Ali Sario of village Shafi Muhammad Sario of Miro Khan taluka. The land bearing survey Nos: 202, 739 & others, area 6-15 […]
PPP leadership discusses political scenario 21 Aug 2014
  KARACHI, The Co-Chairperson of the Pakistan Peoples Party, Asif Ali Zardari, and Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, met with senior party colleagues to discuss the current political situation in Pakistan.   After a wide-ranging discussion on the subject, the Co-Chairperson reiterated that the current political crisis be addressed through dialogue and within the framework of […]

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