Sunday, April 4, 2010

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto – The Great Politician

Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the great politician ever in the history of Pakistan. He was at age of 16 when he wrote a letter to Quid-e-Azam and said, I will sacrifice for Pakistan if Pakistan needs me in future.

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was born on January 5, 1928. After completing his early education from Bombay, he joined University of Southern California and then get the degree in political science with honored at Barkley. Then he was got admission in Oxford. At the student level, he raised the voice for the freedom of Philistine and did a lot for Muslims.

After returning to Pakistan, he joined President Sikander Mrza’s Cabinet as a Commerce Minister in 1958. In 1963, he took over the post of Foreign Minister from Muhammad Ali Bogra. In mid 1964, Bhutto helped convinced General Ayub of the wisdom of establishing closer economic and diplomatic links with Iran, Turkey and other Muslim countries. Then in 1966, Bhutto left Ayub’s cabinet due to different opinions related with Tashkent agreement. After leaving Ayub’s cabinet Bhutto launched Pakistan People Party (PPP) that won elections with a large majority held in December, 1970.

Major Achievements of Bhutto:

• Signed Simla Agreement with India, 1972

• Gave the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 – which is valid till now

• Laid the foundation of Pakistan ‘s first steel mill, Karachi, 1973

• Nationalized all the banks, 1974

• Arranged Islamic International Conference in Lahore, 1974

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