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ZA Bhutto was executed on 4th April, 1979

KARACHI: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was hanged on 4th April, 1979.

Life and death of Zulfikar Ali (Z.A.) Bhutto:

* Z. A. Bhutto was born in Sindh on 5th of January, 1928.

* He studied Law to become a barrister.

* Founded Pakistan People’s Party on 30th November 1967.

* He became president of Pakistan in December 1971.

* On 2nd of July 1972, Z.A. Bhutto signed Shimla Agreement.

* Secured release of 93,000 POWs imprisoned in 1971 War.

* Parliament approved New Constitution in 1973.

* He strengthened relations with China & Saudi Arabia.

* Steel Mills manifests Bhutto’s ties with the Soviet Union.

* He played a vital role in initiating nuclear Program.

* PPP won 1977 elections.

* Alleged rigging led to civil disorder.

* COAS Gen. Zia-ul-Haq deposed Bhutto on 5th July 1977.

* In a debatable case apropos murder of a political foe

* Z. A. Bhutto, 51, was executed on 4th of April, 1979.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.