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Hanif presents a satirical comic based on the plane crash that leads to the death of General Muhammad Zia ul-Haq, former president of Pakistan. The novel offers possible explanations of what might have happened before the plane crashes while also shedding the light on some of Pakistan's current issues ...
The case relates to corruption over the misuse of funds in a charity named after former President Zia-ur-Rahman, the former's husband, who was assassinated in 1981. It had also sentenced her eldest son and BNP Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and four others for at least 10 years with a fine of 2.10 crore ...

... some of them being opposition leader Sheikh Rasheed, the Ulema wing of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice), former dictator General Zia ul-Haque's son Ejaz ul-Haque and Sheikh Hameed of slain Benazir Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party (PPP).
However, despite its soft line on Kashmir and the POWs, India was unable to prevent the military from taking power in Islamabad in 1977 and executing Bhutto. General Zia-ul-Haq's coup had a major bearing on India's other objectives. Zia's strategy was to use the Afghan insurgency in the 1980s to acquire ...
New Delhi (Sputnik) -- Kallol Bhattacherjee is the author of The Great Game in Afghanistan: Rajiv Gandhi, General Zia and the Unending War (HarperCollins India, 2017). Based on documents from the collection of former US Ambassador John Gunther Dean, the book recollects how the Soviet Union along ...
The opening ceremony of Emirates Golf Club in Dubai attended by Pakistan President Zia-ul-Haq, Shaikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Shaikh ... Millions around the world watched Pakistan President General Zia-ul-Haq strike an impressive 240-yard drive down the lush green to officially open Dubai's ...

In 1985, Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq visited the Bangladeshi war memorial, and said, 'Your heroes are our heroes'. Bangladeshi President Ershad also visited Islamabad in 1986. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajid visited Pakistan in 1998 and, Pakistani General Pervez Musharraf visited ...
Earlier, Rector NUML Major General Zia Ud Din Najam (retd) in his address said that Universities are national institutions and future leaders born in the varsities. Corporate sector should guide the universities to introduce new curriculum according to the market demand. He said that it was corporate social ...
Ambassador of Peoples Republic of China Yao Jing was the chief guest of the ceremony while NUML Rector Major General Zia Ud Din Najam (r), NUML Director General Brig Muhammad Ibrahim, Registrar, Directors, Deans, HoDs, students from the various educational institutions and a large number of ...
Even decisions taken by dictators like general Zia ul Haq and Pervez Musharrf were not declared null and void ab intio. In fact some of them were made part of the constitution to avoid a legal and constructional vacuum that would have engendered political certainty. Dictator Zia inserted articles 62 and 63 ...
The Islamist military dictatorship of General Zia-ul-Haq during the 1980s shut down most opposition. It was during this period that Asma emerged as an icon of resistance to obscurantism and oppression. She co-founded the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, bringing international ...
In 1983, she was put under house arrest and later imprisoned when she campaigned for women's rights and democracy during the rule of Gen. Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. In 2007, Pervez Musharraf, then a general, also put her under house arrest as the country's lawyers and politicians began a movement to ...
I will state two examples of General Zia's pro-Pakistani stand: One before the Independence War started, while the other after 1975. ... To our shock and dismay, at the time, President Zia denied my mother's request to join the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (as instructed by Bangabandhu) and instead transferred ...
The present situation - with General Zia in command and Mr Junejo as his civilian cover - is untenable and will not continue indefinitely. Mr Junejo will be in Washington next week, arguing no doubt that the general is in control of the situation. This is far from the truth. Without a rapid return to an elected ...
It was in the early hours of 5th July 1977 that General Zia ul Haq staged a successful coup against the elected government of Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, promising to restore democracy within forty days and returning to barracks - Zia's rule lasted for almost eleven years, only ending when he met a tragic end in ...
Quoting former Pakistani ambassador to Washington Husain Haqqani, he said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's approach is similar to that of Former Pakistan President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq's, and Turkey is slowly beginning to resemble Pakistan. "Erdogan has taken the Pakistani formula of ...

Muhammad Zia ul Haq. In 1980, making a derogatory remark against any Islamic personage was defined as a crime under Pakistan's Penal Code Section 295, punishable by three years in prison. In 1982, another clause was added that prescribed life imprisonment for "willful desecration of the Quran" and, ...
I wanted to buy two horses from Pakistan, but when President (Muhammad) Zia-ul-Haq heard of my intention, he gave two horses to me,” he said during the interview. The recording of the video has also been making the rounds on social media, revealing Mahathir's bare-faced lie about the horses not ...
For this purpose, the Rabita Endowment was set up headed by Pakistan president Zia. Several prominent Saudi and Pakistani figures, including Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz, were members of the endowment. After the death of General Zia, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif assumed the presidency of the ...
Even decisions taken by dictators like general Zia ul Haq and Pervez Musharrf were not declared null and void ab intio. In fact some of them were made part of the constitution to avoid a legal and constructional vacuum that would have engendered political certainty. Dictator Zia inserted articles 62 and 63 ...
The Islamist military dictatorship of General Zia-ul-Haq during the 1980s shut down most opposition. It was during this period that Asma emerged as an icon of resistance to obscurantism and oppression. She co-founded the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, bringing international ...
I will state two examples of General Zia's pro-Pakistani stand: One before the Independence War started, while the other after 1975. ... To our shock and dismay, at the time, President Zia denied my mother's request to join the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (as instructed by Bangabandhu) and instead transferred ...
When General Ziaul Haq and his fellow generals removed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto from the power on 5 July 1977, it was believed that Bhutto's politics was finally over. When Bhutto was subsequently released on bail, the public at large gathered in his support. General Zia and his cohorts became tense after ...
Similarly Movement for Restoration of Democracy ( MRD) represented popular aspirations during democratic resistance against the military dictatorship of General Zia in 1980s with a very clear consensus on common minimum program amongst democratic forces. The Lawyer's Movement against General ...
Bhutto, who was assassinated at an election rally in 2007, was also pregnant during her run for office in 1988; she once told the BBC that Pakistan's then-president and military general, Zia ul-Haq, had called the election because he assumed that Bhutto wouldn't be able to campaign: “I could, I did, and I ...
In 1988, Mian Nawaz Sharif had contested his first elections under the symbol of 'cycle', he even came to power with the same symbol. However, the symbol of a cycle, which was immensely popular at the time because of its alleged association with General Zia-ul-Haq, was later allotted to Pakistan Muslim ...
During General Zia's incumbency when the country was going through a quagmire, Fazil Rahu along with his other compatriots took heart against the injustice of the dictator through establishing a left wing political alliance which was called Movement for Restoration of Democracy (MRD). He actively ...
Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2008, gave birth to her daughter Bakhtawar in January 1990 when she was prime minister. She also gave birth while she was campaigning in 1988. She told the BBC that her family's long-time foe, president and military general Zia ul-Haq, called Pakistan's first democratic ...
Our generation has failed to deliver the real Pakistan to today's generation, the Pakistan which is now is not the Quaid's but General Zia's Pakistan. The second day of the festival kicked off with Rumana Hussain's book launch titled 'Zubeida Mustafa — Tasveeri Kahani Silsila' where she explained how ...
... concern over the media reports about his disappearance and unnatural death of Prof Hassan Zafar Arif and asked Home Minister to inquire into these reports. He said that Prof Arif was a progressive political activist, who had played an active role during the struggle against dictatorial rule of General Zia.
... Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday told presspersons that Mr. Gandhi should stop doing negative politics while Lok Sabha member Meenakshi Lekhi released some old pictures of Indira Gandhi hugging Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Rajiv Gandhi hugging the former Pakistani ruler General Zia-ul-Haq.
The society was registered under Society Act 1861 and former President Zia-ul-Haq had allotted a plot to the Society in sector G-5 of the capital. According to the charter of the Society, a memorial hall was to be constructed on the plot and that was not to be leased out to a third party. The sub-committee met ...
The difficulty quotient of this hardly needs telling, but Salve found an ally in retired air marshal Nur Khan, then head of the Pakistan Cricket Board. Khan convinced president Zia-ul-Haq of the viability of the project, Salve prevailed upon Rajiv Gandhi and a major hurdle of having enough stadia was crossed.
If on the one hand he led the 1977 Pakistan National Alliance movement against Bhutto, on the other he supported the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy against General Zia-ul-Haq. He also challenged Haq's decision to postpone elections in the Lahore High Court. When the court accepted his ...
The present situation - with General Zia in command and Mr Junejo as his civilian cover - is untenable and will not continue indefinitely. Mr Junejo will be in Washington next week, arguing no doubt that the general is in control of the situation. This is far from the truth. Without a rapid return to an elected ...
Kallol Bhattacherjee's new book, The Great Game in Afghanistan: Rajiv Gandhi, General Zia and the Unending War, draws on papers and cables collected by John Gunther Dean ... Dean's career ended inauspiciously, when he blamed the Israelis for the assassination of General Zia-ul-Haq in 1988.
His later joining of hands with PPP's Begum Nusrat Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto in Movement for Restoration of Democracy to oust the illegal regime of General Zia was an act of redemption. Electoral politics did not suit him, he could not organise his party on populist lines and his son Umar Asghar Khan's ...
... Atal Bihari Vajpayee, will visit Islamabad. This is expected to be followed by a state visit by General Zia-ul-Haq, chief martial law administrator of Pakistan, to New Delhi. Vajpayee has already been to Afghanistan, Burma and Nepal. President Zia-ur Rahman of Bangladesh has already been to New Delhi.
But with the country then under the reign of an ultraconservative military dictator, General Muhammad Zia ul-Haq, the film industry nearly collapsed, said Aijaz Gul, a Pakistani film historian, with barely 20 films a year released by 2005. In the late 1970s, Pakistan had more than 1,000 movie theaters, but by ...
MTN's unique give-back initiative tagged 'Season of Surprises' came to a formal close on Saturday December 23, 2017. It was initiated by the company to express appreciation to Nigerians across the country. Speaking on the initiative, Chief Operating Officer, MTN Nigeria; Muhammad Zia Siddiqui said it ...
Abbasi worked in the US and Saudi Arabia as an electrical engineer before joining politics after his father, a minister in General Zia´s government, was killed when an ammunition dump exploded in Rawalpindi in 1988. Abbasi has been elected six times as a member of the National Assembly since then ...
Summary: ALLAHABAD: Former counsel general to New York Prabhu Dayal would give an insight into former Pakistan army general Zia-ul-Haq's personal and political life during a book reading session organised by Allahabad Museum here on Thursday. He had detailed his experience of Pakistan in a ...
The military regime of General Zia ul Haq, who had overthrown Bhutto's elected government, was embarked on an ambitious programme of rapid 'Islamisation' to provide a semblance of legitimacy to the regime. Many of us were opposed to aspects of this programme which included cruel punishment for ...
By the mid-1980s, hate literature targeting Shiites was proliferating. It fanned the narrative that they were not Muslims, a dangerous charge in a Sunni-majority nation where Shiites made up around 15 percent of the population. Military dictator Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq acquiesced to Sunni militant attacks on ...
This was particularly remarkable given that the military dictatorships under generals-turned-President Zia-ur Rahman and HM Ershad clearly pursued four objectives — protect and rehabilitate war criminals, destroy the secular-democratic culture of the country's liberation struggle, Islamise the country, and ...
Musharraf's practical adroitness ensured a clear pro-Benazir Bhutto tilt in the early 90s that saw him secure confidence in the inner circles of the Benazir government, eerily like the confidence that Benazir's father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had reposed in Pervez Musharraf's mentor, General Zia-ul-Haq. Later ...
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GUFS) China is keen to enhance the students exchange program with National University of Modern Language(NUML). This was stated by Sui Guangjun, Chairman of University Board & President GUFS during his visit to NUML, a news release said on Sunday.
During the visit the delegates met NUML Rector Major General Zia Uddin Najam (r) and visited various departments of the varsity. NUML Director General Brig Muhammad Ibrahim, registrar, directors, deans and heads of Departments also present on the occasion. During the one on one meeting with the ...
From then on, General Zia unleashed an unprecedented oppression to decimate the Bhutto legacy through the incarceration of the PPP's founding leaders and ideological workers. General Zia, once described as the “general with the eyes of a cobra” by Der Spiegel, spared no effort in undoing what Bhutto ...


 

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