Pakistan: Pakistan’s Politics Is A Bloody History, Coups, And Murders: Recently there was an assassination attempt on Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday. The army is believed to be behind this. Recently, Imran Khan has criticized the behavior of the army on several occasions. In many cases, the Pakistan Army has been compared to the Indian Army. This is not the first incident in Pakistan, nor will it be the last. Assassinations and coups are common in the history of Pakistan.
The assassination of Benazir Bhutto: Benazir Bhutto was attacked and killed while participating in the 2007 election rally. The incident took place in Rawalpindi. The people of Pakistan thought that Janazir Bhutto, who served as Prime Minister twice, would win the elections that year. A few months before this incident, Bhutto escaped the suicide attack in Karachi and finally died in the attack in Rawalpindi. 139 people died in this attack.
Pervez Musharraf coup: In 1999, the Pakistani military took over power from the popular government in a coup d’état. This rebellion was led by Pervez Musharraf. In 2001, he was sworn in as president and head of state. After the resignation of Pervez Musharraf in 2008, Benazir Bhutto’s husband Asif Ali Zardari took over as president.
Death of Zia Ul Haq: In 1988, a Hercules C-130 plane carrying Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq, a military ruler, crashed. He died in this accident. His plane crashed shortly after taking off. It is believed that there is a conspiracy angle in this accident.
Hanging of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: Benazir Bhutto’s father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who was the prime minister, was deposed by the army in 1977. Zia-ul-Haq took charge as the army chief and the president of Pakistan. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was hanged in 1979 for plotting his assassination. Zia-ul-Haq, who assumed power, suspended the constitution and banned political parties.
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Yahya Khan: Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was elected Prime Minister in 1973 after elections were held by the previous military ruler Yahya Khan.
Ayub Khan’s Rebellion: The first military coup occurred in 1958 in Pakistan after independence. Army General Ayub Khan took over power from Iskandar Mirza who was the Governor General. Martial law was imposed and Ayub Khan assumed the presidency.
The assassination of Liaquat Ali Khan: Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan after the partition of India in 1947, was shot dead in 1951 at a rally in Rawalpindi.