General Zia-ul-Haq Pakistan President of Pakistan. TZia
ul Haq shaheed was a great military General of Pakistan. He was a
brave soldier, committed and honest person. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was accused of
rigging the elections of 7thMarch 1977. Pakistan National Alliance (PNA)
started a country-wide movement against the Bhutto government on
March 14, 1977. Talks between PNA and the Bhutto government were
held in June 1977 and an agreement was reached but could not be
On July 5, 1977, the Chief of Army Staff, General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq imposed Martial Law and the previously announced elections of October 15, 1977, were postponed. General Zia-ul-Haq announced holding of elections within 90 days.
A conference of political leaders was held in February 1978, but a year later, in 1979, General Zia-ul-Haq declared political parties to be defunct and certain political leaders were disqualified.
Zia’s martial law
Under Zia’s martial law, there was steady economic growth favoring
the private sector, and efforts were made to Islamise the political,
legal and economic structures. Pakistan gained the status of the
Most Favored Nation from the United States following the Soviet
invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979. Vast amounts of military
equipment and aid were donated to Pakistan to help the four million
Afghan refugees who crossed into Baluchistan and North-West Frontier
"We He died by aeroplane crash on 17 august 1988 and was buried on the front of Shah Faisal King Mosque in Islamabad.
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