Do you want to know, Why Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was hanged? Here we will tell you the complete story behind the execution of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
On the midnight between 10-11, November 1974, a Mark II car appeared on the road in Shadman Colony, Lahore. The car was carrying four people. They were coming from the marriage ceremony.
However, Ahmad Raza Kasuri was driving the car. While his father Nawab Muhammad Ahmad Khan Kasuri was sitting in the front seat. Ahmed Khan Kasuri’s wife and sister-in-law were present in the back seats.
Fired by Assailant
As the car reached Shah Jamal’s roundabout, it was fired upon by an assailant from three directions. Instead of stopping the car, Ahmad Raza Kasuri kept driving with his head down. The assailants continued firing at the moving car from behind, but the car moved forward.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Ahmad Khan Kasuri fell on the shoulder of his young son. Muhammad Ahmad Khan had been shot in the head.
Arrival at United Christian Hospital
The car immediately reached United Christian Hospital in Gulberg. Arriving at the hospital, Ahmad Raza Kasuri made the first call to his elder brother to report the incident. The second to the hospital’s surgeon doctor. The third to SSP Lahore Asghar Khan.
A group of three to four hundred policemen arrived at the hospital. SSP Lahore, DIG Lahore, and Deputy Commissioner Lahore also reached the hospital.
On the one side, Muhammad Ahmad Khan’s operation was going on. On the other side, the policemen were gathering preliminary information from Ahmad Raza Khan.
Registration of FIR
The SHO of Ichhra police station Abdul Hai Niazi started registering an application for FIR. After the initial information, they asked “Any possible culprit?”. Ahmad Raza Kasuri mentioned the name of the then Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
He asks the SHO that it was actually done by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. He wants to kill him but his father was accidentally shot and injured. Hearing the name of Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the pencil fell down from the SHO’s hand. He was very shocked and said that the FIR should be registered against the Prime Minister. He replied: Yes of course.
Death of Nawab Muhammad Ahmad Khan Kasuri
During the conversation, the doctor came and told Ahmad Raza Khan that his father was no more. After which the situation worsened. After that, the police finally asked him to write a petition so that he could register an FIR.
Ahmad Raza Kasuri, with the help of a neighbor, wrote the petition. He also mentions past attacks on himself. He accuses Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto of killing his father.
Finally, in February of that year, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto named in a case of conspiracy. That he assassinate the father of an MNA of his party. Later in the case, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto sentenced to death and hanged.
Who was Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto?
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was born on 5 January 1928. He was a politician and Pakistani barrister. His father was Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto and his mother was Khursheed Begum. In addition, he served as the 9th prime minister of Pakistan. However, he was the founder of the Pakistan People Party which was established in 1967.
He was born in Sindh. In addition, he got his education from the University of Oxford. He studied political science at the University of California. He was one of the greater leaders of Pakistan.
Benazir Bhutto was his daughter who served as a Prime Minister of Pakistan twice. Asif Zardari is his son-in-law who served as the president of Pakistan.