Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq

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    society 's definition and expectation of gender. Benair Bhutto was born on June 21, 1953 in Karachi, Pakistan. She came from a prominent political family. At the age of 16 she left her homeland to study at Harvard 's Radcliffe College. She earned her undergraduate degree and in 1977 was awarded her second degree. She later returned home where her father Zilfikar Ali Bhutto was elected prime minister. He was seized by the militay and was imprisoned shortly after her arrival back. In 1979 he was hung by the military government of General Zia UI Haq. In 1984 Bhutto was detained for three years before she could leave the country. She had been arrested many times. In 1984 she moved to London and founed an underground organization to resist the military dictorship. When she return back to Pakistan in 1985 to attend her brothers funeral she was arrested for participating in anti-government rallies. She had publicly called for the resignation of Zia UI Haq whose government had killed her father. She was elected co-chairwomen of the Parkistan People 's Party(PPP) along with her mother. In 1988 she became Prime Minister. She is one of the youngest chief exexcutived in the world, and the first women to serve as prime minister in an Islamic country. She had accomplished many things in her two terms. She brought electricity to the countryside. She made hunger, housing and healthcare her top priorities, and looked forward to modernizing Pakistan. Yet, in 1966 President Leghan of…

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    difficulty in measuring such other provisions or capabilities led to their disregard according to Ranis et al (2006 p. 342). In the 1970s, Mahbub ul Haq working under the auspices of the World Bank started challenging the concept of income as a reliable indicator of the level of human development. According to him, there were other critical aspects of human life that were being left out, and consequently, the policies developed and adopted by the World Bank and recommended for other countries…

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    Zia Case Study

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    Economic policy: In general Zia gave economic development and policy a fairly low priority (aside from Islamization) and delegating its management to technocrats such as Ghulam Ishaq Khan, Aftab Qazi and Vaseem Jaffrey. However, between 1977 and 1986, the country experienced an average annual growth in the GNP of 6.8%—the highest in the world at that time—thanks in large part to remittances from the overseas workers, rather than government policy.The first year of Zia's government coincided…

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    Blasphemy Law In Pakistan

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    on 1947 independence. These laws were introduced when socio-political tensions between the Hindu and Muslim communities in the subcontinent escalated. Notwithstanding, the number of cases brought forward were not much at that time, since only a total number of eight cases had been reported in Pakistan till 1986 under these inherited Britsh Blasphemy laws. Some of these cases were Okil Ali v Behari Lal Paul 1962, where the defendants were accused of blasphemy and were sentenced with a minor…

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    always be seared in my memory, was going through those hospitals and seeing, especially those children with their hands blown off from the mines that the Soviets were dropping from their helicopters. That was perhaps the deciding thing... and it made a huge difference for the next 10 or 12 years of my life because I left those hospitals determined, as long as I had a breath in my body and was a member in Congress, that I was going to do what I could to make the Soviets pay for what they were…

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