Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Pakistan, 1967-1977
Beginning from the formation of the PPP to the fall of the Bhutto government this book traces the career of Pakistan's controversial Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (ZAB). It explains the campaign strategy of ZAB in the 1971 elections and the victories of the PPP and the Awami League in each wing, setting the scene for the dismemberment of Pakistan. The pre-Simla summit situation, and the process of rehabilitation are analysed, as also ZAB's dealings with Bangladesh and the Muslim world and relations with the Superpowers, particularly the US. On the domestic front, the book analyses the four problems that dogged Bhutto's Government: provincial autonomy, nationalization, the Qadiani issue, and the clash between fundamental Islam and the Liberals. The run-up to the March 1977 elections, ZAB's fears, the uncontested seats, the outcome, followed by the country-wide agitation and the introduction of Martial Law are analysed.
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Civil War to Transfer of Power
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