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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

President of Pakistan
Born Jan 5, 1928

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1973 to 1977, and prior to that, 4th President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973. Bhutto was the founder of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and served as its chairman until his execution in 1979. His elder daughter, Benazir Bhutto, later also served as Prime Minister, while his son Murtaza Bhutto served as member of Parliament of Pakistan.… Read More

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1928 Birth Born on January 5, 1928.


1943 15 Years Old In 1943, his marriage was arranged with Shireen Amir Begum. … Read More
1947 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1947, Bhutto was admitted to the University of Southern California to study political science. … Read More


1950 22 Years Old In June 1950, Bhutto travelled 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. … Read More
1951 23 Years Old Bhutto married his second wife, the Iranian-Kurdish Nusrat Ispahani, in Karachi on 8 September 1951. … Read More
1957 29 Years Old In 1957, Bhutto became the youngest member of Pakistan's delegation to the United Nations.


1958 - 1963 7 More Events
1965 37 Years Old 1 More Event
During his term, Bhutto was known to be formulating aggressive geostrategic and foreign policies against India. In 1965, Bhutto's friend Munir Ahmad Khan informed him of the status of India's nuclear programme. … Read More
1966 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Initially denying the rumours, Bhutto resigned in June 1966 and expressed strong opposition to Ayub's regime.
After uniting the left, Bhutto founded the PPP in 1967, and contested the 1970 general election held by President Yahya Khan – Ayub's successor. … Read More


1969 - 1970 2 More Events
1971 43 Years Old 1 More Event
A Pakistan International Airlines flight was sent to fetch Bhutto from New York, who at that time was presenting Pakistan's case before the United Nations Security Council on the East Pakistan Crises. Bhutto returned home on 18 December 1971. … Read More
…  On 2 January 1972 Bhutto announced the nationalisation of all major industries, including iron and steel, heavy engineering, heavy electricals, petrochemicals, cement and public utilities. … Read More
Domestically, Bhutto's reign saw parliament unanimously approve a new constitution in 1973, after which he endorsed Fazal Ilahi's bid for president, and assumed instead the newly empowered office of Prime minister. … Read More
…  In 1974, Bhutto 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. … Read More
1976 48 Years Old During the course of 1976 presidential election, Carter was elected as U.S. President, and his very inaugural speech Carter announced the determination to seek the ban of nuclear weapons. … Read More
Finally on 5 July 1977, chief of army staff General Zia-ul-Haq deposed Bhutto in a bloodless coup, and had the former Prime Minister controversially tried and executed by the Supreme Court in 1979 for authorising the murder of a political opponent. … Read More


When Bhutto began his testimony on 25 January 1978, Chief Justice Maulvi Mushtaq closed the courtroom to all observers. … Read More
…  People's Leader), he founded the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and served as its chairman until his execution in 1979.
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