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Coup d’état Attempt

14. Coup d’état Attempt In 1995, Benazir Bhutto’s government survived an attempted coup d’état hatched by renegade military officers of the Pakistan Army. The culprit and ringleader of the coup was a junior level officer, Major-General Zahirul Islam Abbasi, who had radical views. … Continue reading

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Zia’s Pakistan, 1977–88

Zia’s Pakistan, 1977–88 Zulfikar’s Assassination and Benazir’s Arrests Bhutto’s father, Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was removed from office in a 1977 military coup led by General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, the Chief of Army Staff. Zia imposed martial law and promised to hold … Continue reading

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