Bhutto: Trial and Execution

Bhutto Trial and Execution Putting events into perspective Bhutto s death was inevitable Those who were blinded by hope optimism and trust in the judicial institutions of the country only saw at the end that from the beginnin
  • Title: Bhutto: Trial and Execution
  • Author: Victoria Schofield
  • ISBN: 9780304305391
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bhutto: Trial and Execution
    Putting events into perspective, Bhutto s death was inevitable Those who were blinded by hope, optimism and trust in the judicial institutions of the country only saw at the end that from the beginning the minds of the military authorities were already made up The judicial process merely prolonged the agony and uncertainty No one could honestly say that Zulfikar Ali BhuPutting events into perspective, Bhutto s death was inevitable Those who were blinded by hope, optimism and trust in the judicial institutions of the country only saw at the end that from the beginning the minds of the military authorities were already made up The judicial process merely prolonged the agony and uncertainty No one could honestly say that Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was sent to death for his alleged part in a murder he was sent to death because in the political climate of Pakistan at the time, the people who had the power wanted him out of the way Otherwise mercy could easily have been shown by the executive authorities What deliberations they did have must have been over whether or not they would be able to get away with it.
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  • Victoria Schofield

    As a historian and independent commentator on international affairs, with specialist knowledge of South Asia, her other books include Kashmir in Conflict India, Pakistan and the Unending War and Afghan Frontier at the Crossroads of Conflict She is a frequent contributor to BBC World TV, BBC World Service and other news outlets She has also written for the Sunday Telegraph, The Times, The Independent, Asian Affairs and The Round Table, the Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs Schofield read Modern History at the University of Oxford and was President of the Oxford Union In 2004 05 she was the Visiting Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony s College, Oxford victoriaschofield My writing career began in my third year at Oxford University when my first article on South Africa was published in Blackwood s Magazine From Africa, my attention was directed to South Asia Benazir Bhutto was a friend at Oxford, and when her father, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was sentenced to death for conspiracy to murder a political opponent in 1978, I put my fledging ambition to write professionally into a higher gear by travelling to Islamabad The fruits of my endeavours were several articles in The Spectator and my first book, Bhutto Trial and Execution Since then, I ve remained dedicated to understanding about South Asian politics, both as a historian and journalist, and have travelled widely in the region The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 provided the inspiration for another book, Every Rock, Every Hill The Plain Tale of the North West Frontier and Afghanistan 1984 , which I have revised as Afghan Frontier Feuding and Fighting in Central Asia 2003 and as Afghan Frontier At the Crossroads of Conflict 2010 I ve also written extensively about the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir in articles and books, Kashmir in the Crossfire 1996 and Kashmir in Conflict 2000, 2002 and 2010 When working freelance for the BBC World Service in London and New York during the 1980s and 1990s, I covered numerous other stories, including a feature on British sculptor, Henry Moore and a radio series on Women of the French Revolution.Wavell Soldier and Statesman 2006 combines my lifelong interest in military history with my knowledge of the South Asia I have also written the life of military historian and royal biographer, Sir John Wheeler Bennett, under the title Witness to History 2012 And in 2012 I completed Volume 1 of a two volume official regimental history of The Black Watch, entitled The Highland Furies, The Black Watch 1739 1899, with a foreword by The Prince of Wales I am now working on Volume 2 covering 1899 2006 when the Regiment was merged, becoming the The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland 3 SCOTS.

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  • The events that led to hanging of Bhutto are over 30 years old, but history in Pakistan has still to decide whether Bhutto was a shaheed or a criminal Was he the greatest leader much loved by the people as professed by the author or an opportunist populist riding on the wave of heightened emotions at the end of 1971 war Was he a good Muslim or a Muslim in name only was he instrumental in the forcing the Army to act in East Pakistan or decisive in bringing back 90 thousand captured soldiers from [...]


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