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  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bhutto served in the position of President (from 1971 to 1973) and as Prime Minister, from 1973 to 1977, of Pakistan.
As a participant at the International Conference in Geneva, Switzerland in March, 1958 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto spoke for mankind with the bold declaration: "The High Seas are free to all." He was the youngest Federal Cabinet member in the history of Pakistan, at the age of 30.
Bhutto managed to bring all the political parties: Jamat-e-Islami, JUI and JUP, who demanded an Islamic State; and the Awami National Party, which was the major party in the Frontier and Balochistan, calling for autonomy, to agree to a consensus on the new Constitution and permanently resolving all the three issues.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zulfiqar_Ali_Bhutto   (2649 words)

 Pakistan - Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bhutto lifted martial law within several months, and after an "interim constitution" granting him broad powers as president, a new constitution was promulgated in April 1973 and came into effect on August 14 of that year, the twenty-sixth anniversary of the country's independence.
But although the country finally seemed to be on a democratic course, Bhutto lost this opportunity because of series of repressive actions against the political opposition that made it appear he was working to establish a one-party state.
Bhutto was ousted by the military, which again took control.
countrystudies.us /pakistan/63.htm   (274 words)

 ZAB & The New Constitutional System
The ideological appeal of the PPP to the masses sat uneasily with the compromises Bhutto reached with the holders of economic and political influence the landlords and commercial elites.
Bhutto's predilection for a strong center and for provincial governments in the hands of the PPP inevitably aroused opposition in provinces where regional and ethnic identity was strong.
Bhutto proceeded cautiously in the field of land reform and did not fulfill earlier promises of distributing land to the landless on the scale he had promised, as he was forced to recognize and to cultivate the sociopolitical influence of landowners.
www.defencejournal.com /april98/zabhutto.htm   (1984 words)

 Get Pakistan.Com
Zulifqar Ali Bhutto was the son of Shahnawaz Bhutto born on 5
Bhutto formed the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in 1967 and emerged victorious in the elections held in 1970.
Z.A. Bhutto became the President of Pakistan in 1971 and then invited the leaders of the parliamentary parties to discuss the preparation of an Islamic constitution for the country.
www.getpakistan.com /home/old_articles/rulers/zabhutto.htm   (407 words)

 JI: How Democratic was the PPP?
Bhutto was not only an adviser to the new dictator but also acted as his foreign minister and accomplice in the dismemberment of the state that the Quaid had established.
With the death of Murtaza Bhutto, the prime minister has shown the true side of her nature when she declared in her chehlum speech that she, her mother and her sister were the only heirs to Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
Bhutto regime in the 70’s, the Zia regime, followed by the Junejo regime, the Benazir Bhutto regime, the Nawaz Sharif regime and the current Bhutto regime, almost 80% of the members would turn out to be the beneficiaries of this national loot.
www.jamaat.org /fifty/pppdemocratic.html   (4666 words)

 Pakistan Link - Letter & Opinion
ZAB was removed from his office by the-then chief of staff General Ziaul Haq in a midnight operation.
ZAB who was young and looked like a student himself not only single-handedly controlled the situation but also impressed the students with his oratory thus becoming their favorite.
Bhutto’s second mistake was capitulation to fundamentalists and depending on the advice of Kausar Niazi for appeasing the clergy.
www.pakistanlink.com /Opinion/2003/April/11/15.html   (1585 words)

 Judicial Murder of a Prime Minister: Ideas & Identities of India Pakistan
Bhutto’s appeal and rejoinder to the press alleged partisanship against justice Maulvi Mushtaq Hussein and labeled it a travesty of justice in combining the office of the Chief Election Commissioner and Chief Justice of the High Court.
ZAB appealed to the Chief Justice to withdraw from the case as he had publicly criticized Bhutto and his Government and had even referred to Zia Ul Haque as a “National Saviour” and had also acted as Head of state during Zia’s absence from the country.
Bhutto was murdered by judiciary of course illegally for the crime which he was accused of could not be proved beyond doubt but the crime which he commited against humanity and its civilazaion making the constitution an 'edict', a 'Fatwa', is too glaring to be forgotten by conspiracy of silence.
www.chowk.com /show_article.cgi?aid=00004410&channel=civic+center   (3677 words)

 GN Online: Benazir vows to return home before elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In a message on the occasion to mark the death anniversary of her father late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, she said she will return to Pakistan under any circumstance if the elections are held.
She attended a ceremony hosted by Pakistani community members in the capital to mark the death anniversary of the late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the first elected prime minister of Pakistan, who was hanged by former military dictator General Zia ul Haq.
Bhutto termed the proposed vote a loose formula that could have a negative impact on the 140 million people of Pakistan.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/print.asp?ArticleID=46540   (560 words)

 Yahya Khan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The twin failures, the dimemberment of the nation and the military defeat at the hands of arch rivals India, forced him to resign and hand over power to Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
Yahya Khan was born in Chakwal in 1917 to a family of Persian speaking soldiers.
Yahya became the highest-ranking casualty of the war: to forestall further unrest, he hastily surrendered his powers to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, age 43, the ambitious leader of West Pakistan's powerful People's Party.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yahya_Khan   (256 words)

 Pakistan's People's Party
Bhutto was the one who told people that all political power belonged to them, that laborers and landless farmers were to be respected as any other human beings.
Not surprisingly, the memory and postmemory of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto rests on two strands: he is either revered as a demigod or derided as a devil.
The standing of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's successor and the current party leader, Benazir Bhutto, is not very different from her father, though on a far smaller scale.
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Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was born on January 5, 1928.
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto married Nusrat Isphahani on September 8, 1951.
In early 1972, Bhutto nationalized ten categories of major industries, and withdrew Pakistan from the Commonwealth of Nations and S. when Britain and other western countries recognized the new state of Bangladesh.
www.apnaportal.com /news/zb.php   (500 words)

 Languages - 2bpakistani.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In early 1972, Bhutto nationalized ten categories of major industries, and withdrew Pakistan from Commonwealth of nations and SEATO when Britain and other western countries recognized the new state of Bangladesh.
After the National Assembly passed the 1973 constitution, Bhutto was sworn-in as the Prime Minister of the country.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was buried in his ancestral village, at Garhi Khuda Baksh next to his father's grave.
2bpakistani.com /personality/bhutto.htm   (447 words)

General Zia had hanged Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and compelled the heirs of Bhutto to leave Pakistan but General Musharraf would not be able to take a similar step at least in the immediate future.
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto fell in love with Nusrat and she came to Pakistan.
It is said when Benazir met her father last, on the night Bhutto was to be hanged, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto told her to keep the party alive by acting just like a man and by remaining unmarried.
www.organiser.org /16apr2000/dada.html   (1434 words)

 Pakistan Peoples Party
Faced with these difficulties, President Yahya ceded power to Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party that had won the majority votes in the 1970 elections in West Pakistan.
On the request of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, on December 6, 1971, Yahya Khan installed a civilian setup at the Centre and Nurul Amin, a prominent Bengali politician who was against Mujib-ur-Rahman, was made the Prime Minister.
After the 1973 Constitution was promulgated, Bhutto was elected by the House as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
www.ppp.org.pk /zab/life_with_bhutto.htm   (483 words)

 Ouster of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ever since Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto took over the responsibilities of governance, there was a strong group in the country that was not ready to accept him.
However, the opposition emerged as a significant force against Bhutto at the macro level for the first time when elections were announced in January 1977.
When Bhutto refused to accept the demands of P. A., leadership of the Alliance decided to bring the people onto the streets, to break law deliberately, and to confront the police and the security forces.
www.storyofpakistan.com /articletext.asp?artid=A143&Pg=1   (473 words)

 PPP for supremacy of democratic institutions -DAWN - National; July 7, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Speaking to the participants, the general-secretary of PPP women wing, Rukhsana Bashir, said Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto opted to be hanged by a military general than be ruled by him.
She said Mr Bhutto was the leader of the masses, and the establishment was not comfortable with the involvement of common people in politics.
She said it was Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, who had initiated the idea of establishing a nuclear plant in the country.
www.dawn.com /2003/07/07/nat4.htm   (378 words)

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s 77th birthday was celebrated by the leaders and workers of Pakistan Peoples Party, West Coast Branch USA, in Corona on January 16.
He called for representation of all political forces in the democratic process, return of all political leaders to Pakistan without fear of persecution, and restoration of provincial autonomy according to the Constitution 0f 1973.
Other speakers recalled the services of late ZA Bhutto who stood for the rights of the dispossessed, organized the 2nd Islamic Summit, endeavored to unite the Third World leadership, and built an impregnable defense of Pakistan by starting its nuclear program despite all opposition.
www.pakistanlink.com /Community/2005/Jan05/28/07.htm   (263 words)

 Special Report
Having usurped the reins of government through a military coup in 1979, Zia jailed his hard-line socialist patron, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, and two years later sent him to the gallows.
Bhutto was convicted on a not-too-convincing charge of ordering the murder of a member of a rival party and sentenced by a divided court.
Zia's successor, Ghulam Ishaq Khan, followed suit to remove Benazir Bhutto, daughter of the executed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, from the prime ministership in 1990.
www.wrmea.com /backissues/1193/9311054.htm   (990 words)

 Hamoodur Rahman commission report rekindles memories of Pak blunders, MG Vol. 1 No. 15
But no Pakistani government, be it martial law regime or a legally elected government that succeeded Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto ever gave a thought to punish guilty and irresponsible officials of its armed forces.
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto ordered that each and every copy of the commission report be burnt.
The Commission that was constituted on 26 December 1971, by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto submitted its report on 23 October 1974.
www.milligazette.com /Archives/15-8-2000/Art16.htm   (1113 words)

 IOL>>>>>The Information Online>>>>>Information Zone
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto included Meraj Khalid in his Cabinet as Minister for Food and Agriculture and Under-Developed Areas in December 1971.
In November 1972, he was appointed Chief of the Party's Parliamentary Affairs, and in 1975 he was given the portfolios of Social Welfare, Local Government and Rural Development.
After the execution of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in April 1979, he was nominated member of the P. Central Committee.
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 Pakistan - Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi
Jatoi had joined the PPP when Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto had founded it in the late 1960s, was in Bhutto's first cabinet, and was later chief minister of Sindh until Zia overthrew Bhutto in 1977.
In the 1970s, Asghar Khan was one of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's harshest critics.
Having helped to oust Bhutto, however, he did not benefit from the Zia military government, and in 1989 he resigned as Tehrik-i-Istiqlal's chairman.
countrystudies.us /pakistan/75.htm   (928 words)

 Biography of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto [1928-1979]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After completing his degree with honors in Political Science at Berkeley in June 1950, he was admitted to Oxford.
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto launched Pakistan Peoples Party after leaving Ayub's Cabinet.
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was buried in his ancestral village at Garhi Khuda Baksh, next to his father's grave.
www.pakwatan.com /main/edu/bhtto_detail.php3   (509 words)

 AllRefer.com - Pakistan - Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto And A New Constitutional System | Pakistani Information Resource
However, Bhutto dismissed the coalition NAP-JUI ministries in Balochistan and the North- West Frontier Province, revealing his preference for a powerful center without opposition in the provinces.
The ideological appeal of the PPP to the masses sat uneasily with the compromises Bhutto reached with the holders of economic and political influence--the landlords and commercial elites.
Inflation fell from 25 percent in fiscal year (FY--see Glossary) 1972 to 6 percent in FY 1976, although other economic measures he introduced did not perform as well.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/pakistan/pakistan29.html   (2093 words)

 Ayub Khan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He would later go on to serve in the cabinet of Muhammad Ali Bogra, and when Iskander Mirza declared martial law on October 7 1958, Khan was made its enforcer.
The settlement led Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto to resign his post and take up opposition to Khan.
Bhutto used this to his political advantage, while the Awami League also made great political gains in East Pakistan.
www.infothis.com /find/Ayub_Khan   (812 words)

 Gujrat trader taken to Rawalpindi: Attack on president -DAWN - National; 09 January, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The first function was held at the residence of PPP Gujrat city president Inam Elahi Butt where former MNA and district president Mian Mushtaq Pagganwala cut a cake to celebrate the birthday of the party founder.
Another function was held by Kharian Tehsil Nazim Chaudhry Nadeem Asghar Kaira at his outhouse in Lalamusa where the Kairas, including MNA Qamar Zaman Kaira, MPA Tanvir Ashraf Kaira and PPP district secretary-general Tahir Zaman Kaira paid rich tributes to the late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
The main function in this connection was held at the Dinga residence of Chaudhry Shamsher, a PPP nominee from PP-113 who is considered 'Raees of Dinga'.
www.dawn.com /2004/01/09/nat10.htm   (471 words)

 rediff.com: Government aiming for a historic summit
The two leaders are likely to fly to a picturesque location for an intimate talk to chart the 'high road' to peace.
The officials are aware that the landmark Indira Gandhi-Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto meeting in Simla in 1972, where Gandhi, Bhutto and his teenaged daughter Benazir showed up for a photo session at the end of the summit, remains etched in public memory.
The external affairs ministry is coordinating with President K R Narayanan's office, the prime minister's office and Leader of the Opposition Sonia Gandhi's office to decide the dates and timings for the official and formal breakfast, lunches and dinners.
www.rediff.com /news/2001/may/29pak1.htm   (353 words)

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