World Special Reports

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug. 29, 1985 -- Pakistan's martial law administration today placed the country's most prominent opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto, under house arrest, a move that clearly signaled its intention to maintain tight controls on all domestic political activity.


KARACHI, PAKISTAN, AUG. 21 -- Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto said today that her Pakistan People's Party is capable of winning an outright majority in National Assembly elections scheduled for Nov. 16, and she praised the Pakistani armed forces for responding with restraint to the death last we...


LAHORE, Pakistan, April 10, 1986 -- Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis roared their condemnation of President Mohammed Zia ul-Haq and their support for Benazir Bhutto today as the opposition leader returned from political exile.


RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, April 4, 1979 -- Former Pakistani prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was hanged before dawn today at the Rawalpindi jail, ending a long drama over his fate and opening the prospect of widespread unrest.


KARACHI, Pakistan, April 15 -- Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband were found guilty today of receiving kickbacks from a Swiss company and were sentenced to five years in prison.


ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN, FEB. 4 (TUESDAY) -- Nawaz Sharif, who was forced out as Pakistan's prime minister in 1993 by allegations of official corruption and economic mismanagement, was poised today to return to office in elections marked by a record low voter turnout.


KARACHI, PAKISTAN, NOV. 5 (TUESDAY) -- Pakistani President Farooq Leghari dismissed Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto early today and dissolved the National Assembly in a decree he said was mandated by corruption, political violence and financial mismanagement by Bhutto's government.


ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN, OCT. 19 -- Benazir Bhutto was elected Pakistan's prime minister today after a three-year struggle to return to power as head of one of the world's most conservative Muslim nations.


ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN, OCT. 25 (THURSDAY) -- Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto suffered a landslide defeat in Pakistan's national election, according to unofficial returns today.


ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN, DEC. 1 -- Benazir Bhutto, 35, educated at Harvard and Oxford, daughter of a hanged prime minister, child of the turbulent history of her country, will soon stand supreme in Pakistan's National Assembly, the only woman to have risen to power in a predominantly Islamic nation.


BANGKOK, Thailand, July 5, 1977 -- Army resentment at being used to quell opposition to Prime Minister Zulfigar Ali Bhutto ignited this morning's military coup in Pakistan.




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