On 20 December 1971, Pakistan’s second military government handed over the country’s administration to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). On 5 July 1977, the military, after deposing Bhutto, reassumed political and administrative control over the country. During the sixty-seven months that Bhutto was in power — first as President and later as Prime Minister — he introduced some important changes in Pakistan’s society, in its economy and in its political system. The main purpose of this study is to present an analysis of these changes — why they were introduced and what were their consequences.
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