Pakistan After Bhutto

Isaacs, Arnold
April 1979
New Republic;4/14/79, Vol. 180 Issue 15, p15
Explains that Pakistan's military ruler Mohammad Zia ul-Haq faces the dilemma of whether to execute or spare the life of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who was convicted of ordering the murder of a political adversary. Execution would risk violent turmoil; Bhutto alive would be a formidable political force if the election were held; Pakistan's religious, social and political conflicts similar to those that fed the revolution in Iran; Bhutto embodied individual and national tragedy.


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