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Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Born: 1928 AD
Died: 1979 AD, at 51 years of age.

Nationality: Pakistani
Categories: Politician


1928 - Born on the 5th of January to Khursheed Begum and Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto.

       - Educated at Bombay's Cathedral High School and then attended St. Xavier's College.

       - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is the father of Benazir Bhutto.

1943 - Married Shireen Amir Begum.

1947 - Bhutto was admitted into the University of Southern California.

1949 - Earned an honors degree in political science at the University of California, Berkeley.

1950 - He traveled to England to study law at the Christ Church College in Oxford.

1953 - Finished law and was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn.

1957 - Bhutto became the youngest member of Pakistan's delegation to the United Nations.

       - Became the youngest Pakistani cabinet minister.

1960 - Bhutto aided Ayub in negotiating the Indus Water Treaty with India.

1961 - Negotiated an oil exploration agreement with the Soviet Union.

1963 - Appointed Pakistan's foreign minister.

1971-1973 - Served as the 1st civilian President of Pakistan.

1973-1977 - Became the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

1977 - He was deposed by Chief of Army Staff General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq on 5th of July.

       - Arrested again on charges of the authorization of the murder of a political opponent.

       - He was found guilty and sentenced to death by the High Court.

1979 - His appeal was rejected by the Supreme Court and was hanged on 4th of April.

       - Founded the Pakistan People's Party (PPP).


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