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.
1945 17 Years Old He later divorced her in 1945, however, in order to remarry.
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 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 6 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.
1967 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Following his resignation as foreign minister, large crowds gathered to listen to Bhutto's speech upon his arrival in Lahore on 21 June 1967.


1969 - 1970 2 More Events
…  Bhutto was handed over the presidency in December 1971 and emergency rule was imposed. … 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
On 8 January 1977, the opposition organized into the Pakistan National Alliance (PNA)., a nine-party coalition against the government of Bhutto and his allies. … Read More


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