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Pictorial Profile of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Karachi (January 5, 2017): Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was born on January 5, 1928, to Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto and Khursheed Begum near Larkana.Image result for Sir shah nawaz bhuttoImage result for Sir shah nawaz bhuttoHis father was the ‘Dewan of the princely state of Junagadh, and enjoyed an influential relationship with the officials of the British regime.’Image result for Sir shah nawaz bhuttoAs a young boy, Bhutto moved to Worli Seaface in Bombay to study at the Cathedral and John Connon School. He then also became an activist in the Pakistan Movement. In 1943.In 1949, Bhutto transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a B.A. (honours) degree in political science in 1950. In June 1950, Bhutto traveled to the United Kingdom to study law at Christ Church, Oxford and received an LLB, followed by an LLM degree in law and an M.Sc. (honours) degree in political science. Upon finishing his studies, he was called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1953.Image result for Zulfiqar ali bhutto as a boyBhutto married his second wife, the Iranian-Pakistani Nusrat Ispahani in Karachi on 8 September 1951. Their first child, Benazir, was born in 1953. She was followed by Murtaza in 1954, Sanam in 1957 and Shahnawaz in 1958.Related imageImage result for Zulfiqar ali bhutto as a boyBenazir Bhutto, Sanam Bhutto, Shahnawaz Bhutto and Murtaza Bhutto.In 1958, he joined President Iskander Mirza’s Cabinet as Commerce Minister. He was the youngest Minister in Ayub Khans Cabinet. In 1963, he took over the post of Foreign Minister from Muhammad Ali Bogra.Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (l) and General-turned politician Ayub Khan (r).Related imageIn mid 1964, Bhutto helped convince Ayub of the wisdom of establishing closer economic and diplomatic links with Turkey and Iran.Image result for Zulfikar lai bhutto Nusrat IspahaniZulfiqar Ali Bhutto launched Pakistan Peoples Party after leaving Ayub’s Cabinet. In the general elections held in December 1970, PP P won a large majority in West Pakistan but failed to reach an agreement with Sheikh Mujib-ur-Rahman, the majority winner from East Pakistan.Image result for zulfiqar ali bhutto andra gandhiFollowing the 1971 War and the separation of East Pakistan, Yahya Khan resigned and Bhutto took over as President and Chief Martial Law Administrator on December 20, 1971.Image result for zulfiqar ali bhutto andra gandhiOn March 1, he introduced land reforms, and on July 2, 1972, signed the Simla Agreement with India, which paved the way for the return of occupied lands and the release of Pakistani prisoners captured in East Pakistan in the 1971 war.Image result for zulfiqar ali bhutto sworn in as prime minister of pakistanAfter the National Assembly passed the 1973 Constitution, Bhutto was sworn-in as the Prime Minister of the country.Image result for zulfiqar ali bhutto general ziaImage result for zulfiqar ali bhutto vs general ziaFollowing a political crisis in the country, Bhutto was imprisoned by General Zia-ul-Haq, who imposed Martial Law on July 5, 1977.Image result for general zia addressingRelated imageOn April 4, 1979, the former Prime Minister was hanged, after the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence passed by the Lahore High Court.Image result for bhutto in jailThe High Court had given him the death sentence on charges of murder of the father of a dissident P P P politician.Image result for bhutto in jailThe namaz e janazah of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto


Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was buried in his ancestral village at Garhi Khuda Baksh, next to his father’s grave.

Benazir Bhutto visiting Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's graveImage result for Zulfiqar ali bhutto grave

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