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PPP commemorates Zia's military coup
DAWN Group

PPP commemorates Zia's military coup

LAHORE: The PPP is observing Sunday as black day to commemorate the imposition of martial law by Gen Ziaul Haq in 1977. July 5, 1977 is the blackest day of the history of Pakistan when dictator Gen Ziaul Haq toppled the elected government of ... DAWN Group, 4 weeks ago
PPP to observe black day tomorrow Daily Times, 4 weeks ago
DAWN Group

If one has a heart, vultures shall pick

History would record the decade-long dictatorial era of Gen Ziaul Haq (1977 to 1988) as the time when the germs of fundamentalism started germinating in the marrow of this country, before turning into a cancer and finally eating out the vitals of ...
 DAWN Group3 weeks ago

A leaf from history: Taming the bureaucracy

General Ziaul Haq's singular focus during the early years of his regime remained on grasping the intricacies of civilian administration, and he soon found out that he knew little about foreign policy. With domestic affairs a priority, he allowed ...
 DAWN Group2 weeks ago

Amidst agitation, jailed leaders discuss portfolios

No doubt the launching of Movement of Restoration of Democracy (MRD) in 1981 was silenced by General Ziaul Haq through the use of brute force, but the MRD had made a wise decision to defer their struggle till August 14, 1983. But when it resumed, ...
 DAWN Group1 month ago

The Baloch question: Hameed Baloch executed

Soon after getting settled into state affairs, General Ziaul Haq turned to Balochistan. This time he really meant business, perhaps because he now believed that Zulfikar Ali Bhutto might have rightly guided him on the matter. On Jan 1, 1978, only ...
 DAWN Group1 month ago
DAWN Group

Parliament Watch: Fearsome NAB has its own image problem

Gen. Pervez Musharraf, like all his predecessors with dictatorial powers, also took it upon himself to cleanse the country of its corrupt politicians. Soon after the military seized power in October 1999 under his command, he created the National ...
 DAWN Group3 weeks ago

Can the military reform Pakistan's politics?

Gen Sharif wants to expose corrup­tion, crimin­al activi­ties of politi­cal leader­s and their insens­itivit­y toward­s people­ The writer is a retired lieutenant general of the Pakistan Army and a former federal secretary. He has ...
 The Express Tribune1 month ago

Deep fissures

NEWS of Malik Ishaq's killing was still sinking in when the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), the so-called political arm of the Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ), released statements to the media assuring that it would not protest Ishaq's death. Describing ...
 DAWN Group13 hours ago

Report on state of madressahs in Pakistan launched

KARACHI: A report outlining reasons behind cultivation of a culture of intolerance in madressahs and phenomenal rise in their numbers, especially since Gen Ziaul Haq's military dictatorship, was launched here on Thursday. Eminent historian Dr ...
 DAWN Group3 days ago
The Express Tribune

Corruption charges: Mirza rebuffs Zardari-army deal reports

Mirza said that Genera­l Raheel Sharif will not tolera­te people plunde­ring the countr­y HYDERABAD: PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari's absence may have given rise to the speculation of the former president striking a deal with the ...
 The Express Tribune3 days ago
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