Was Bhutto the Catylist for the Creation of Bangladesh ?
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Was Bhutto the Catylist for the Creation of Bangladesh ?

ZA Bhutto was a charismatic leader of Pakistan, but he had a major role in the breakup of Paksitan.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto the ex-leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party is a man who ignites strong passions. Many people in Pakistan swear by his name. However many others assert that he was just a gas bag who did more harm than good for Pakistan. In this connection the role of Bhutto in the break up of Pakistan is worth examining.

Creation of Pakistan

Pakistan was carved out of India in 1947.The basis for the creation of Pakistan was the two nation theory that envisaged a separate homeland for the Moslems of the subcontinent. Pakistan emerged in two parts separated by 1500 miles of India. The two parts of Pakistan had nothing in common, except religion. The people had a different culture and spoke a different language. People in East Pakistan spoke Bengali, while in the west they spoke Urdu and Punjabi. Racially the East Pakistanis were comparatively dark-skinned and had a smaller body built than the West Pakistanis. In addition their culture was entirely different from the west. Generally they were considered inferior by the Punjabi’s. To compound matters, the resources of the eastern wing were diverted to the west. They also had much less representation in the army, police and other government jobs.

Most Pakistanis blame the Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as the person who broke up Pakistan. However this is not entirely correct, though it cannot be denied that she exploited an opportunity to break up Pakistan. But the seeds of disintegration lay in Pakistan itself and ZA Bhutto will have to answer posterity for it. The important point is that the two nation theory of Jinnah and the Muslim league fell by the way side.

Victory of Sheikh Mujib

East Pakistan was the more heavily populated state in Pakistan. Thus after the removal of General Ayub Khan in 1968, it had a greater number of seats in the Pakistan parliament. Sheikh Mujibar Rehman the leader of the Awami party articulated the sentiments of Bengalis and they in one voice supported him. In the 1970 elections called by Gen Yahiya Khan, the successor of Ayub Khan, the Awami league got the majority in the Pakistan Parliament.

The Awami league won 99% of the parliamentary seats in the east and emerged with a majority and logically the Sheikh should have been invited to form the government. But ZA Bhutto whose party had won in the west was loathe to hand over power to the Bengali leader. Though he won 60% of the seats in the western wing he was in a minority and this played heavily on his psyche. He started a campaign against handing over power to the Awami party.

Bhutto and the Crackdown of the Army

This was a fatal mistake. The apologists for Bhutto have never been able to explain this stand of their leader, as it precipitated the break up of Pakistan. Egged on by Bhutto, the Martial law administrator Yahiya Khan did not honor the verdict of the electorate and cases were filed against Sheik Mujibar Rehman for sedition. He was arrested and flown to Pakistan and put on trial. In the meantime Yahiya with complete support from Bhutto ordered a crackdown in the east and the Pakistan army started a campaign against the local Bengali leadership. Indira Gandhi of course took advantage of the situation and helped form the Mukti Bahini a revolutionary group, which wanted independence from Pakistan.

This action of the Army and the stand of Bhutto, that he was the winner in West Pakistan and Mujibar a winner in the east added fuel to fire. Bhutto for personal ambition egged on the army and was responsible for the break up that took place. He was a brilliant man but with a convoluted logic. Born of a Hindu mother he seemed to harbor distinct megalomaniacal tendencies. This was the one single reason he did not allow power to be handed over to Sheikh Mujib. The rest is history as the Pakistan army was resoundingly beaten and the state of Bangladesh was created.

Last Word

Bhutto in turn did become the Prime Minister of Pakistan, but his own army chief (General Zia-Ul-Haq) deposed him and after a farcical trial had him hanged. Much as one sympathizes with Bhutto on his hanging, the fact remains that men who ride the tiger are eaten by the tiger at some stage.

References Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistan, His life and Times by Stanley Wolpert (1993) Harper

Zulfikar Bhutto and break up of Pakistan

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“Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: A recognized Killer of Bengalese.”

Crimes of Bhutto Family against their Homeland and Faith.

Bhutto Grand Father.

• Bhutto grand father was a killer of a man after killing that man he disguised himself as a Sikh and disappeared in Punjab.

• Bhutto grand father appeared as a false witness in court against Mr. Baghat Singh who was a great freedom fighter and hero of subcontinent.

Bhutto Father.

• Mr. Shanawaz Bhutto acted as a traitor in 1947 against Nawab of Junagarh and Munader who has announced annexation with Pakistan while Mr. Shanawaz Bhutto helped India in occupying that state.

Mr. Bhutto:

Bhutto was a chronic alcoholic man(Diary of General Ayoub)and more over , her own daughter Benazir Bhutto has written in her book “Daughter of East” that he used to say that he drinks alcohol and do not drink the blood of people. While he was the main culprit throwing two nations of subcontinent India and Pakistan into bloody wars of 1965 and 1971, in which thousands of innocent civilians and soldiers were cold bloodedly murdered and injured and huge infrastructure of subcontinent was destroyed.

Crisis of 1971:

Politicians of two provinces of Pakistan, Sindh and Pukhtoon Khwa always had played a negative role in the life of Pakistan. In fact the largest genocide of 3.0 million people of Pakistan committed in 1971 in East Pakistan was planned by General Yahya Khan and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. both were belonging from these two provinces. Moreover these two provinces are the main hub of disease of ethnic and hatred base provincial politics.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was the head of the Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) in 1971. In the general election of 1970, Bhutto won 88 seats in West Pakistan as opposed to Mujib's 162 seats out of 169. As per the legislation Mujib was supposed to form the government of Pakistan. According to some Pakistani high officials sources, at first president Yahya was more inclined to hand power over to Mujib.

But Bhutto opposed Yahya's decision. Bhutto represented the influential feudal lords. Pakistani military-feudal axis vehemently opposed the transference of power. They were afraid that Mujib's democratic policies may adversely affect the existing feudal system of West Pakistan and curb the power of the top civil and military bureaucrats. So their representative Bhutto invited Yahya in the notorious Larkana meeting and together two shrewd jackals conspired to repress the Bengalese with military means and retain the political power in the hands of the West Pakistanis. This theory is plausible because such a brilliant idea is more likely to emanate from the arch Machiavellian: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Yahya is more given to kill his fellow countrymen to show off his military prowess than formulate a brilliant idea to sort all the problems together: destroy Bangladesh; keep the power in the hands of Bhutto and him; make Niazi and the army the scapegoat of the war in order to divert the attention of the Pakistani people. Tajuddin Ahmed was right to think that Bhutto was the deux ex machina behind the political conspiracy leading to the devastation of Pakistan: ".....Bhutto is responsible for the unprecedented brutality unleashed nationwide. Seating with him is impossible. Tajuddin's view on Bhutto as described by Rao Forman Ali.

Bhutto manipulated the military monsters (Yahya, Tikka) to secure his power and maintain his vested interest in politics.

Due to lust of power of Mr. Bhutto, Pakistani nation which was the best model in the history of mankind representing universal brother hood between two equal parts of population separated by a distance of thousand miles were separated, it took few months in separation of these two parts, but in future for very long time no country of the world will be able to present such model of Human brotherhood on the map of the world.

All through his political career Bhutto thrived on conspiracy and intrigues. As often the fate of such treacherous politicians is to end up in the hands of the partners in crime, Bhutto was justified to be hanged by his own Frankenstein: General Zia-ul Huq in a murder case registered by one of his own party member Mr. Ahmed Raza Kasuri against killing of his father Nawab Muhammad Khan by Bhutto with the help of government security official, because Mr. Kasuri being an elected member of parliament visited Dhaka for participation in the proceedings of National Assembly while Bhutto was threatening to members of National Assembly that he will break the legs of those members who will go to Dhaka for participation in assembly proceeding. Its mean this chronic alcoholic Bhutto for lust of power has already decided to break each and every relation with East Pakistan. So about 16 attempts were made by Bhutto to kill Mr.Kasuri and in one attempt his father was killed.

Now present criminal rulers are trying to hide their crimes by NRO and by taking the advantage of their rule on country, why they have not made such reference in courts when they were not in the power. All members of PPP including MR. Gillani, Mr. Zardari and Babar Awan are gang of criminals always hiding their crimes by deception and tactics which they are facing in courts of law from Peshawar to Paris.

Biased Lawyers of Bhutto.

Like Mr. Bhutto and Mr. Zardari Biased Lawyers of Bhutto and PPP, are showing naked immoral character, and even are not sparring noble and respectable Judges of courts and even victimizing and showing no mercy for family of deceased Mr. Nawab M.Khan, and are busy in rubbing salt and spices on their wounds and painful memories and in their view being Prime Minister and Political leader Bhutto was having right to kill innocent people extra judicially and he should be given no punishment even when allegation of murder was made by his own party member in the era of his own selected chief of army staff ,in the presence of witness and evidence of his own government officials.

These biased lawyers for making money are trying to sow the seeds of biased provincialism,

These biased lawyers do not saw the biased provincialism of Mr. Bhutto belonging from Sindh who along with General Ayoub belonging from Khyber Pukhtoon Khwa sold the three rivers of Punjab to India.

These biased lawyers do not saw the biased provincialism of Mr. Bhutto belonging from Sind who along with General Ayoub belonging from Khyber Pukhtoon Khwa handed over the 750 square kilometer area of Kashmir to China.

These biased lawyers do not saw the biased provincialism of Mr. Bhutto belonging from Sind who along with General Yahya belonging from Khyber Pukhtoon Khwa started military Operation and genocide in East Pakistan and killed three millions people there and throw away ten million people as refugees towards India without consulting any leader or intellectual from larger provinces of Punjab and East Pakistan.

These biased lawyers do not saw the biased provincialism of Mr. Bhutto belonging from Sind who along with General Yahya belonging from Khyber Pukhtoon Khwa conspired to award death sentence to Mr. Mujib-ur-Rehamn from military court in 1970 who was the sole elected leader of Majority and largest province of East Pakistan,

These biased lawyers do not saw the biased provincialism of Mr. Bhutto belonging from Sind who killed the father of Mr.Ahmed Raza Kasuri belonging from second largest province Punjab because he visited Dhaka in spite of the threat of Bhutto that he will break the legs of those who will visit Dhaka for participation in session of national assembly which was the symbol of unity of Pakistan.

These biased lawyers do not see the biased provincialism of Mr. Zardari belonging from Sind who is killing extra judicially the innocent religious people of FATA.

These biased lawyers do not see the biased provincialism of Mr. Zardari and his ministers and MQM belonging from Sind are busy in target killing of innocent people of Karachi.

These biased lawyers do not see the biased provincialism of Mr. Zardari and his ministers and MQM belonging from Sind who are busy in extortion and victimization of innocent people from ethnic minorities in Karachi and Sindh.

These biased lawyers do not see the biased provincialism of Mr. Zardari and his ministers and MQM belonging from Sind who are busy in imposing culture of 17% ethnic population of Sind on remaining 80% population of Pakistan.

These biased lawyers do not see the biased provincialism of Mr. Zardari and his partner parties PPP,MQM and ANP who are busy in spreading disease of provincialism, ethnocentrism and hatred in Pakistan so that they can obtain votes easily by this easy technique, otherwise these corrupted and polluted criminals of humanity do not have any moral or ethical values and merits .

There is need to start criminal investigation against Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto for genocide of Bengalese and crimes against humanity by United Nations and for compensation of all those killed by Bhutto, , Specially in East Pakistan in past, and Specially victim Mr. Ahmed Raza Kasuri should be compensated for murder of his father by Bhutto and family of Mr. Zahoorul Hassan Bhopali murdered in Karachi by terrorist of Murtaza Bhutto who was also awarded by Benazir Bhutto should also be compensated from property of Mr. Bhutto, and case of hijacking of PIA aeroplane should also be started to penalize the criminal Bhutto family and criminal gang of Peoples Party and at present killing of innocent religious people of FATA by corrupted Zardari using government security forces and resources.

Written by M.AKRAM KHAN.



Shahid Mahmood

This my pray that the gang which took active role to brake the Pakistan,they will must finish him selves,because the history will never forgive any one.


Mr Niazi

you wrote Bhutto's grandfather was witness against Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Can you tell how did you know? If you can please send the reference.