Zulfikar Ali Bhutto – The Fall

  • Nov 9, 1974 – Ahmad Raza Khan Kasuri’s car attacked – unknown assailants
  • Kasuri escaped the attack but not his father, Nawab Mohammad Ahmad Khan
  • Ahmad Raza Khan Kasuri – vocal critic of Bhutto and his government
  • Kasuri was a PPP member, and member of parliament, later joined the rival political bloc
  • 1977 General Election – winner Bhutto was accused of electoral fraud
  • Pakistan saw widespread violence by the rival party supporters
  • 5th July 1977 – deposed, arrested by General Zia
  • March 18, 1978 – Lahore High Court order – to be hanged
  • Convicted for the murder of Nawab Mohammad Ahmad Khan
  • February 6, 1979 – Pakistan’s Supreme Court rejects Bhutto’s appeal
  • March 24, 1979 – review petition turned down
  • General turned President Zia – decided not to interfere
  • April 4, 1979 – Bhutto was hanged in Rawalpindi jail

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