Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in numbers

Observing the former prime minister's 39th death anniversary

KARACHI: As Pakistan observes the 39th death of anniversary of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, we set out to trace his life in numbers.


was the year Bhutto returned to Pakistan after studying law at the University of Oxford and set up his law practice in Karachi


was the age at which he became commerce minister in president Ayub Khan’s cabinet


was the year he was appointed Pakistan’s foreign minister and began working towards establishing closer ties with China


was the year he founded the PPP and was imprisoned for denouncing Ayub Khan’s military regime


is the number of children he had – former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, Shahnawaz Bhutto, Murtaza Bhutto and Sanam Bhutto


was the year he became the president of Pakistan after the separation of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)


was the year he drafted a new Constitution for Pakistan and became prime minister


is the number of years that have passed since he was hanged in the Rawalpindi district jail