Politics has been in and around Pakistan for the past 67 years. Hence Pakistan has been in the clutches of politicians since its foundation. As far as the politicians are concerned, some lived their political life just for the sake of a better Pakistan whereas, the others were more interested in personal benefits. The politician that will be discussed in this report may not be among us, but his legacy still runs today. That personality is Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. Z.A. Bhutto has been a major part of Pakistani politics and was Pakistan’s 4th President and 9th Prime Minister as well as founder of the political body known as Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
Bhutto had interest in politics from a young age and showed interest towards politics.…show more content… Pakistan Supported the Republic of China even when Soviet Union and other states had ideological differences with them. Bhutto’s efforts of developing ties with China were highly criticized but he stood by his vision. Bhutto’s aggression and demagogic style brought him national popularity. His efforts paid off when he was able to help Ayub Khan negotiate trade and several military and industrial projects. Z.A.Bhutto believed in Islamic unity and developed close relations with Muslim countries such as Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. Bhutto formed a foreign policy for Pakistan that was free of US influence. His visit to East and West Germany helped to precede economical and technological agreements with Germany. Later he visited Poland and developed diplomatic relations with…show more content… Pakistan was invited to join the attack and free the Indian held Kashmir from Indian Control. Bhutto was in favor of the plan but Ayub Khan opposed and proposed a joint defense union with India. Later after the failure of operation Gibraltar the Indian forces took action in West Pakistan, Bhutto accompanied Ayub Khan to negotiate a peace treaty with Lal Bahadur Shastri where they agreed to withdraw their respective armies. This decision was not appreciated by Pakistan and resulted in Bhutto’s resignation in June 1966 to express opposition to Ayub Khan’s regime.
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Bhutto gained popularity for his role as foreign minister and attracted large crowds at his speeches. In October 1966 he made clear beliefs of his idea for a new political body. On 30th of November 1967, Pakistan People’s Party was found with the slogan, “All power to the People.” The PPP activists made large protests in various parts of the country, mounting pressure on Ayub Khan to resign. Bhutto was arrested on 12 November 1969 which brought political unrest in the country. In contrast to this a round table conference was called by Ayub Khan, but Bhutto refused to accept Ayub Khan’s proposal.
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