Tag Archives: Nawaz Sharif

Early 2000s in Exile

Early 2000s in Exile Once a populist, by the end of the 1990s, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had become widely unpopular, and following the military coup, Sharif’s credibility, image and career were destroyed by Musharraf who formed the PML-Q in order … Continue reading

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Corruption

Corruption Charges of Corruption After President Ghulam Ishaq Khan dismissed Bhutto’s first government on 6 August 1990 because of corruption allegations, the government of Pakistan directed its intelligence agencies to investigate. Nawaz Sharif became prime minister in the ensuing elections … Continue reading

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Second Term as Leader of the Opposition, 1996–99

Second Term as Leader of the Opposition, 1996–99 Benazir Bhutto left for Dubai soon afterwards 1997 parliamentary elections, taking her three children with her, while her husband was set for trial. Bhutto acted as Leader of the Opposition despite living … Continue reading

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Second Dismissal

16. Second Dismissal In spite of her tough rhetoric to subdue her political rivals and neighbouring India and Afghanistan, the Bhutto government’s corruption heightened and exceeded its limits during her second regime; the most notable figures among those suspect were … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy

11. Foreign Policy Benazir Bhutto’s foreign policy was controversial. In her second term, Bhutto expanded Pakistan’s relations with the rest of the world. Like her father, Benazir Bhutto sought to strengthen relations with socialist states, and her visit to Libya strengthened the relations between … Continue reading

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First Term as Leader of the Opposition, 1990–93

First Term as Leader of the Opposition, 1990–93 The Election Commission of Pakistan called for the new parliamentary elections in 1990. The Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI), under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif, won a majority in the Parliament. For the first time in the history … Continue reading

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Programmes and Policies

Programmes and Policies Science Policy During her 1990 trip to Britain, Bhutto paid a visit to Dr. Abdus Salam, a Nobel laureate in physics and a science advisor to her father’s government. During both her terms as Prime Minister, Bhutto followed the science … Continue reading

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