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Election 2002 , Return to Pakistan

Election 2002 The Bhutto-led PPP secured the highest number of votes (28.4%) and won 80 seats (23%) in the national assembly during the October 2002 general elections. The  PML-N managed to win only 18 seats. Some of the elected candidates of PPP … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Benazir Bhutto, Mohtramah

1.3 Benazir Bhutto, Mohtramah The 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan  and the leader of the centre-left Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), (Mohtramah) Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007) was the first woman to head a Muslim majority nation, and the only one to head it twice till now. She was … Continue reading

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Contentious Legacy of Bhutto

Contentious Legacy of Bhutto While Bhutto’s legacy is contentious, his party, the PPP, remains one of the largest in Pakistan and his daughter Benazir Bhutto emerged as two times prime minister after winning the Pakistani General elections of 1988 following Zia’s death and she … Continue reading

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