Pakistan

44th death anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto being observed today

LARKANA: The 44th death anniversary of founding Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is being observed today (Tuesday) throughout the country.

The programmes of 44th death anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto will start with the recitation of Holy Quran at his grave in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh after which floral wreaths will be laid at the grave of founding father of PPP and special prayers will be held for the departed soul.

Due to the holy month of Ramazan, a public meeting in connection with the anniversary would start at around 9 pm in Garhi Khuda Bux outside the mausoleum of Bhuttos. PPP chairman and other party leaders will address the meeting.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was born on January 5, 1928 in Larkana. His father, Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto, was the dewan of the princely state of Junagadh.

Educated at Berkeley and Oxford, Bhutto trained as a barrister at Lincoln s Inn. He entered politics as one of President Iskander Mirza’s cabinet members.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto founded Pakistan People’s Party in 1967. He served as the 4th President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973. He became prime minister of Pakistan on 14 August 1973 after parliament unanimously approved a new constitution in 1973.

On 5 July 1977, the then chief of army staff General Zia-ul-Haq deposed Bhutto , and had the former prime minister controversially tried and executed by the Supreme Court in 1979 for authorising the murder of a political opponent, Ahmad Raza Khan Kasuri.

 

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