1969 - 1977
Martial Law and the Restoration of Democracy

1969 - 1971

1969 - 1971 Events General Yahya Khan
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After the abrogation of the Constitution of 1962, Yahya Khan needed a legal framework to hold elections. In April and July 1969, he held discussions with prominent political party leaders…

1969 - 1971 Events General Yahya Khan
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The political history of Pakistan from 1947 to 1970 witnessed no general elections. Thus, when Yahya’s Regime decided to hold the first general elections on the basis of adult franchise…

1969 - 1971 Events Sheikh Mujib-ur-Rahman
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In the 1970 National Assembly elections, the mandate of Sheikh Mujib-ur-Rahman’s Awami League Party was based on a Six-Point Program of regional autonomy in a federal Pakistan. Sheikh Mujib-ur-Rahman had…

1972 - 1977

1972 - 1977 Events Bhutto at Simla
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After the 1971 war, India held prisoner around 93,000 Pakistani troops and civilians. In Pakistan there was a growing demand to get these prisoners released with the result that a…

1972 - 1977 Events Commemorative stamp
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The Bhutto Government’s first achievement was the preparation of a Constitution for the country. The most prominent characteristic of this Constitution was that it accommodated proposals from the opposition parties…

1972 - 1977 Events Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry
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After the promulgation of the 1973 Constitution, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was sworn in as the Prime Minister of the country, and Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry became the President of Pakistan, on…

1972 - 1977 Events Bhutto
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According to the original schedule, the second general elections in the history of Pakistan, and the first after the dismemberment of the country, were to be held in the second…