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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, 2 months ago
PPP to observe black day tomorrow Daily Times, 2 months 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 Group1 month ago
DAWN Group

A leaf from history: Battle of nerves

To take credit for restoring democracy, General Ziaul Haq decided to address the first session of the National Assembly that opened on March 23, 1985. The session was important on two counts: Gen Zia in his speech, while outlining his wishes and ...
 DAWN Group5 days ago
DAWN Group

Footprints: Ziaul Haq alive and kicking

THE time to offer Fateha was 3:51pm, precisely the time when the C-130 blew up in mid-air, the bodies of its passengers charred beyond recognition by the time the wreckage hit the ground in Basti Shah Jamal, Bahawalpur district, in south Punjab on ...
 DAWN Group2 weeks ago
DAWN Group

A post-Zia Pakistan?

INFLUENTIAL leaders continue shaping national fate posthumously through concrete legacies. Viewed so, unfortunately Gen Ziaul Haq arguably emerges as Pakistan's most influential leader ever, whose legacies still haunt Pakistan decades later. Time ...
 DAWN Group2 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 Group1 month ago
Pakistan Observer

Death of a soldier

- Former Director General ISI, Lt. Gen. (Retd) Hameed Gul died after brain haemorrhage. He was a well-reputed high ranking General Officer, with a key figure who had a brain that understood the politics of Pakistan quite well and visualized the ...
 Pakistan Observer2 weeks ago Hamid Gul, who bled India as ISI chief, dead  Times of India2 weeks ago Former spymaster Hamid Gul dies of brain haemorrhage  The Nation Pakistan2 weeks ago Ex-ISI chief, strategist Hamid Gul is no more  The Express Tribune2 weeks 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 Group1 month 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 Tribune2 months ago
DAWN Group

Profile: Abdul Hafeez Pirzada — a lawyer par excellence

KARACHI: Abdul Hafeez Pirzada, the celebrated author of the country's unanimously adopted Constitution, was a lawyer par excellence who quite belatedly discovered that his unparalleled skill inside a courtroom did not pose to him the risks of the ...
 DAWN Group1 day ago
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