Today 4th April marks the death anniversary of the former slained prime minister, foreign Minister, ‘Quaid-e-Awam’ Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. He was hanged`40 years, which turned out to be the ‘judicial murder’ later confessed by the head judge.
Bhutto rose to the prominence in General Ayub Khan’s military rule, as the former resigned from the latter’s cabinet on differences in Tashkent declaration which ruled India to be the eventual winner of 1965 Pak-Ind war.
In 1969 Bhutto formed the Pakistan People’s Party, giving a slogan of change and went with this narrative to contest 1970 polls, impressed his critics and after the fall of Dhaka rose to presidency.
He is honored with the accolade of giving Pakistan a unanimous parliamentary Constitution of 1973, still intact but abrogated and amended many times.
He was the first ever elected Prime Minister of Pakistan.
However, things changed when his own hand picked General Zia-ul Haq dismissed his government on 5th July 1977 under the operation fair play, executed him through the judicial process/