Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicZulfikar Ali Bhutto

Topic: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

‘Just kill 20,000 Bengalis’: Zulfikar Bhutto’s advice to Yahya Khan before 1971 war

In their book 'The Vortex', Scott Carney and Jason Miklian depict a real-life picture of circumstances that preceded the 1971 Bangladesh war.

Pakistan’s being governed by London Sharif and Islamabad Sharif. But they’re not on same page

The disintegration of Sri Lanka is a warning. Ethnic divisions, economic mismanagement, and a horrendously uneconomic port— each has a parallel in Pakistan.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto to Imran Khan — Pakistan’s yearning for a ‘miracle man’ is its downfall

Absolutism has made Pakistani politics less issue-oriented and more tribal. It is hard to tell apart PML-N or PPP from PTI on important subjects.

How Kashmiri Islam, tolerant and love-based religion, changed to hardened Sharia version

In ‘A Kashmiri Century’, Khem Lata Wakhlu writes about the human side of living in the Valley, something missed by cold political treatises on Kashmir.

Indians should thank these three men for bringing 1971 Bangladesh ‘genocide’ to light

As the 50th anniversary of the Liberation of Bangladesh approaches, along with it comes the memory of a gruesome genocide that ought not to be forgotten in vain.

In Pakistan, Gen Zia-ul-Haq’s admirers are growing. They hail him as a shaheed

Like in life, in death, too, Zia-ul-Haq ensured that he frustrated the Pakistanis who preferred to pull him down.

30 years on, Zia ul-Haq’s extremist, military legacy alive and well in Pakistan

Zia inherited a culture of little respect for the political class and he cemented that disrespect during his tenure, a legacy Pakistan still carries.

No Pakistani Prime Minister has lasted a full five-year term

In its 70-year history Pakistan has seen 22 Prime Ministers. First PM Liaquat Ali Khan’s term lasted 4 years and 2 months, and is still a record.

The making and unravelling of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Born to be Hanged, Syeda Hameed’s biography of Bhutto, is a valuable contribution to the existing corpus of research on political figures of South Asia.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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