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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

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Date of Birth: 05/01/1928

Age: 51

Place of birth: Larkana

Citizenship: Pakistan

Background

In 1957 he worked in the Pakistani Mission to the UN, in 1963 became the Foreign Minister of Pakistan. On this post unsuccessfully tried to reach a solution to the Pakistani-Indian dispute over Kashmir. He criticized President Ayub Khan of the signing of the Tashkent Declaration in 1965. In 1966 he resigned from the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs, and founded the opposition Pakistan People`s Party (PPP) in 1967. Called `restore demokratiyu`, offering a program of economic reforms, subtitled` Islamic sotsializm`. He was arrested and imprisoned (1968-1969). In the parliamentary elections of 1970 the PPP won the most votes in the western part of the country, but won the party the Awami League, was in favor of the autonomy of East Pakistan. Succeeded by President Ayub Khan Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan announced the election results null and void, which caused a civil war that eventually led to the formation of the independent state of Bangladesh. Yahya Khan byluyti forced to resign, and December 21, 1971 Bhutto became president. After the Commonwealth Member States recognized the independence of Bangladesh, he withdrew from the Commonwealth of Pakistan. In July 1972, Bhutto agreed with Indira Gandhi on the challenge of Indian troops from the border and consolidating the position of army units in Kashmir. After the adoption of a new constitution in 1973, has made a purely ceremonial post of president, he became prime minister. He has held positions as Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Interior.

In the general election in March 1977 won the PNP. Opposition leaders have claimed that the vote was rigged and launched a protest campaign that has led to a military coup. July 5, 1977 Bhutto was arrested. In September, General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq charged him with conspiracy. In March 1978, under the conditions declared martial law, Bhutto was sentenced to death. Died Bhutto in Rawalpindi on April 4