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The hanging of former Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was illegitimate, Supreme Court’s shocking decision 45 years after his death – India TV Hindi

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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, former and late Prime Minister of Pakistan. (file)

Islamabad: The Supreme Court has declared the hanging of former Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto wrong, 45 years after his death. This has caused an earthquake in Pakistani politics. After Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, there was no Prime Minister in Pakistan who could remain in power for a full tenure of 5 years. Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday said the country’s former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was hanged by the military regime in 1979, but his case was not given a fair trial.

Chief Justice Qazi Faiz Isa delivered the unanimous opinion of a nine-judge bench of the apex court while hearing a presidential reference on death sentence awarded to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) founder. In fact, former President Asif Ali Zardari had sent the case of his father-in-law Bhutto being convicted for instigating a murder case and the death sentence given to him in 1979 to the Supreme Court in 2011 for reconsideration, after which the court took this decision. Told.

What did the Supreme Court of Pakistan say

Justice Isa said, “The conduct of the case by the Lahore High Court and the appeal to the Supreme Court of Pakistan is inconsistent with the fundamental right to fair hearing and due process enshrined in Articles 4 and 9 of the Constitution.” expressed his opinion, but also said that Bhutto’s death sentence could not be overturned because neither the Constitution nor the law permitted it, and hence it would be seen as a verdict. The Supreme Court will issue its detailed opinion on this later. (Language)

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