Thursday, June 3, 2010
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928-1979)
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was born of Khursheed Begum nee Lakshmi Bai and Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto., 0n 5th Jan 1928. He was born in a prominent Sindhi Si'a Muslim Arain family. His father was a wealthy land lord, a zamindar, and a prominent politician in Sindhi. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto completed his early education from Bombay's Cathedral High School. In 1947, he joined the University of Southern California and later the University of California at Berkeleyin June 1949.After completing its degree in honors degree in Political Science at Berkeley Here he would become interested in the theories of socialism, delivering a series of lectures on the feasibility of socialism in Islamic countries. In June 1950, he was admitted to Oxford. He married Nusrat Ishphahani on Sep. 1951..He was called to Bar at Linconn's Inn in 1953, and the same yearhis first child Benazir was born. On his return to Pakistan, Bhutto accepted the post of lecturer at the Sindh Muslim College, from where he was also awarded a law degree by then College President Mr. Hassanally A. Rahman before establishing himself in a legal practice in Karachi. He also took over the management of his family's estate and business interests after his father's death.
Political career : Sheikh Abdullah with Ayub and Bhutto, 1964.