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Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto being remembered on his 192nd birthday


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

05th Jan, 2020. 04:36 pm
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Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto

The 92nd birth anniversary of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto is being observed here on Sunday (today).

The programs of the birth anniversary of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto started with the recitation of Holy Quran.

Floral wreaths laid at the grave of founding father of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh.

On the other hand, special prayers also held for the departed soul.

Further, functions will held in all big and small cities of the country.

The main as well as local leadership of the PPP will address and will discuss life and political vision of Bhutto.

Cakes cut at the end of the functions to mark the birthday of the PPP founder.

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was born on January 5, 1928 in Larkana.

His father, Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto, was the dewan of the princely state of Junagadh.

Bhutto trained as a barrister at Lincoln’s Inn and educated at Berkeley and Oxford.

He entered politics as one of President Iskander Mirza’s cabinet members, before assigning several ministries during President Ayub Khan’s military rule.

Moreover, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto founded Pakistan People’s Party in 1967.

He served as the 4th President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973.

He became prime minister of Pakistan on 14 August 1973 after parliament unanimously approved a new constitution.

The PPP won the 1977 parliamentary elections.

However, a conservative alliance alleged widespread rigging and civil disorder escalated across Pakistan.

On 5 July 1977, chief of army staff General Zia-ul-Haq deposed Bhutto in a bloodless coup.

The Supreme Court executed him in 1979 for authorizing the murder of a political opponent, Ahmad Raza Khan Kasuri.

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