The coalition between the United States and Saudi Arabia actively fought Soviet Russia in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The USA developed a no-launcher missile that could be launched by human shoulders to terminate Russia’s aerial dominance. This missile was a stinger. As a result of Stinger, Russia was obliged to back off. Through Pakistan, Stinger missiles were sent to Afghanistan. Stingers were kept in various locations during the Zia regime, one of which was the Ojhri camp in Rawalpindi. In the eight-year-long conflict, the morale of the Russian army had already deteriorated.
Soviet Russia was forced to retreat by Pakistan’s excellent intelligence, the Mujahideen’s brutal strikes, the US and Saudi Arabia’s economic support, and later the Stinger missile. The Stinger proved lethal, wreaking devastation in Pakistan in addition to Soviet Russia. On April 10, 1988, an explosion occurred at the Pakistani storage facility for the Stinger. For the residents of Rawalpindi, April 10 was nothing less than a living hell. A horrific battle scene was being portrayed by exploding rockets and flaming skies. In Rawalpindi, 103 people were dead when the blazing flames ended. When the financial and human costs of war grew intolerable and Soviet Russia opted to depart Pakistan, the father of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbas was among the casualties.
The Geneva Accord was signed in April 1988 by Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, and the United States. This agreement stipulated that Pakistan and Afghanistan would refrain from interfering with one another. There will be a return of refugees to Afghanistan. And until February 1989, the Russian troops will withdraw from Afghanistan. Russia left Afghanistan in accordance with the Geneva Accord’s guidelines. However, Zia ul Haq’s moment arrived prior to the total evacuation of Russian forces. According to rumours, Zia-ul-Haq has been informed by the agencies that he is the target of a murderous plot. He essentially barricaded himself in Army House Rawalpindi in the final two months before his death.
On his instructions, celebrations were staged in the Army House on August 14, three days before he passed away. He was so terrified that he gave the order to chop down 40 trees at the army house because they posed a security danger. Three days later he travelled to Bahawalpur to witness the tank drills. He was escorted in his C130 by the American ambassador and military attache. General Aslam Beg, vice chief of the army, was also present. He wasn’t accompanying Zia-ul-Haq though, as he arrived on a different plane. Shortly after takeoff, General Zia’s plane crashed in Lal Kamal, close to Bahawalpur.
Strangely, the US never expressed an interest in learning the details of this catastrophe, despite the fact that the American ambassador and military attache were slain in this occurrence. This is the rationale behind why many believe an American conspiracy was responsible for Zia’s death. Because of the Afghan war and Islamic rules, General Zia was well-liked by religious circles. Drugs, Kalashnikov culture, and terrorism did, however, also travel to Pakistan with refugees during the Afghan War. Even today, Zia ul Haq is attacked for this reason.
Despite ruling Pakistan for 11 years, Zia ul Haq never amassed any riches for his family or himself. However, it is also true that he made a number of significant decisions, the effects of which Pakistan is still feeling today. How absurd that Russia fought for ten years over the same hot waters in the Arabian Sea. They were peacefully reached by CPEC thirty years later, and because it happened so swiftly, the Afghan Mujaheddin who participated in Jehad were still quite young.
Eventful Zia ul Haq’s reign came to an end. But what actually transpired was that Bbhutto, who Zia ul Haq had buried seven years prior, was standing straight at Menar e Pakistan. You’ll be shocked to learn how, why, and who came up with the catchphrase “JAG PUNJABI JAG,” which was used in 88 elections by Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif for the first time in Pakistan’s history.
The pregnancy espionage and Benazir’s Return from 1986
During this conversation, Prime Minister Juniejo persuaded Zia ul Haq not to intervene because doing so would give the idea that political activity in Pakistan is forbidden on a global scale. One reason Benazir was not stopped was that he intended to ascertain the PPP’s true level of support seven years after Bhutto’s execution. Then, on April 10, 1986, Benazir Bhutto landed at the airport in Lahore.
Countless numbers of people gathered near the airport. Benazir Bhutto’s march arrived at Minar e Pakistan via Lahore Airport to Mall road, to Data Darbar Same Bhutto who was assassinated by Zia ul Haq seven years earlier was standing upright at Minar e Pak. The people of Pakistan carried PPP and Pakistan flags, and this song was echoing, “At airport situation when such that before our arrival” “people were laying around the airport, means people came earlier last night.”
and he was not alone this time. In front of her, a sea of people could be seen. Opponents of the PPP anticipate a grim future for the party in this sea of people. Benazir Bhutto was welcomed in a way that defied all expectations. Benazir was likewise delighted with the historical response, but in reality, it marked the start of problems for her as well. after the authorities decided to stop her The defamation effort was started before her scandals were revealed. Upon being welcomed in Lahore
While Benazir Bhutto was residing in Faisal Saleh Hayat’s home, Faisal Saleh Hayat was the cause of her scandal. Given these circumstances, Benazir Bhutto’s mother decided to marry her daughter, as mothers are expected to do in our culture. At the time, many people had romantic dreams of getting married to members of the Bhutto family. Benazir Bhutto also suggested that Faisal Saleh Hayat get married, but this turned out to be a wishful notion. This alternative also failed, according to Abid Hussain, who claims that Faisal Saleh Hayat was uneducated and monotonous. Asif Zardari’s mother Timi Bukhari received a proposal from a Nawab shah family in the meantime.
went with a proposition to Nusrat Bhutto Although Asif Zardari had no political experience and had recently lost the district council election in Nawab Shah, his real estate firm was booming. This proposal was accepted by Nusrat Bhutto, and on December 18, 1987, Asif Zardari and Benzir were wed at the Kikri Ground in Liari, Karachi. However, her marriage had little impact on her political issues. Benazir Bhutto was precise because her competitor tried to capitalise on any errors she made. She concealed her pregnancy from the media because of this. However, General Zia was determined to get this news. because of a crucial political factor In 1988,
Because he received intelligence reports that Benazir was pregnant and intended to retain the next election date in relation to Benazir’s due date, Gen. Zia did not declare the date of the election after the junejo administration was dismissed. Additionally, intelligence was charged with determining the precise date. Benazir Bhutto was aware of this strategy. She dressed casually so people wouldn’t be able to tell who she was. The news that Benazir Bhutto would give birth in November was widely disseminated.
General Zia received the same news in July. Zia shifted the election date strategically On July 20, he announced a new date; in November, the month of delivery was chosen as the election month. When Zia ul Haq’s plane crashed, this strange spy game was still going on. As was mentioned in the most recent episode, there was a tremendous power vacuum during Ziaulq’s final three days. Three individuals from Pakistan filled this void. In this triangle, which is referred to as the Strategic Triangle, were President Ghulam Ishaq Khan,
President Ghulam Ghulam Ishaq Khan also upheld the date of elections in November because he was also notified that day Benazir Bhutto’s plan worked and Bilawal was born on September 21, 1988. Army Chief General Mirza Aslam Beg and ISI Chief General Hamid Gul. Benazir thus had a complete window of opportunity to run for office. After a protracted period of martial law, elections were conducted in Pakistan in 1988.
We made a commitment to you in the previous episode to tell you the story of Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif’s stunning advertising strategies. And also tell you who gave the phrase “Jag punjabi jag” and when it was said. However, the 1988 election tale is so fascinating that it was difficult to cover it in only one episode. You’ll learn all of these specifics in the upcoming episode. We will reveal who had posters dropped from planes as well.
IJI vs. PPP in the 1988 Election | Jaag Punjabi Jaag
The 1988 election marked the first significant political event since Dhaka’s fall in which party bases were used to determine candidates. because the PPP boycotted the 1985 elections, which were non-party elections contested by independent candidates. In November, voting was announced. And the contest was extremely straightforward. You might also support Bhutto or oppose him. In light of Benazir’s widespread support, it is possible that he would win the election handily. However, her adversaries weren’t prepared to give her an open field. Additionally, the strategic triangle was in use.
The triangle’s third angle The most active general was General Hameed Gul. In no time, he established Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI), a coalition of nine political groups, to oppose Benzir. In numerous interviews, General Hameed Gul has confirmed this reality. Abbasi, Kashif Hamid Gul: I did not say against you, I made IJI or else we could not reach the election. But you said in your initial encounter with her that you did. I told her this, and she responded, “I understand, General Sahib.” The largest component of the IJI back then was Nawaz Sharif’s party, the PML. In addition to this
The IJI also included the National People’s Party and Jamaat-i-Islami. Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, a founding member of the PPP and Benazir’s uncle, was chosen IJI chief. Despite being the alliance’s leader, Nawaz Sharif served as the IJI’s public face. Large huge advertising were employed to publish his images on front pages. When Benazir addressed the public, it was claimed that she was acting as an agent of the enemy and the Jewish lobby. Newspaper articles issued as advertisements in which Benazir and Nusrat Bhutto were seen as opposed to Pakistan’s nuclear development.
even press reports claiming that she is lobbying the United States to prevent Pakistan from receiving an F16 Such news articles were regularly published as ads. Additionally, it is said that supporting the PPP will compromise Pakistan’s defence of its streets and roadways, as well as the IJI flag. Also spelt as 9 SITARAY BHAI BHAI, this slogan AAI BENAZIR KI SHAMAT Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmed campaigned in numerous places on a bicycle as the IJI election emblem. In an effort to discredit Benazir, the opposition went so far as to label the helicopter-dropped photos of her in a semi-naked state as “contemporary.”
American and Indian agents who are westernised In her rallies, Benazir Bhutto also condemned IJI. He claimed that Ziaul Haq was the target of PPP commercials instead of Nawaz Sharif or Qazi Hussain Ahmed, which were used to fund the campaign against her. According to reports, Zia ul Haq was charged with turning over Pakistan’s nuclear secrets to India. The PPP used the arrow as an ambiguous election symbol to criticise the dictatorship and his backers. In retaliation, the IJI also released images depicting brutality during the Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto administration. In these adverts, they blame Bhutto for causing Pakistan to fall apart.
And it has been revealed that Bhutto was a dictator who pretended to be a politician. Those newspapers, which Bhutto had outlawed, would be featured. And the victims of torture during the Bhutto regime were depicted Although neither Zia nor Bhutto were present in this world, they both appeared to be completely alive during the election campaign. Election warfare occurred, and both parties—possibly believing the cliche that everything is fair in love and war—were involved. 16 November
207 seats out of the total 237 seats were up for election. For there to be a government, 104 seats were required. A day before the Gallup survey, which was touted as the most recent and scientific one, was released, it was revealed that PPP and IJI were equally competitive in elections. But when the results were announced, the PPP easily defeated the IJI. IJI secured 54 seats, while the People’s Party won 92. The PPP received support from 115 candidates after joining the independent candidates. The noteworthy part about this election was that Peer pagara defeated IJI leader Ghulam Mustafa Mustafa Jatoi.
who had the government’s full support also lost. The same words that people who lost back then said today when you hear the sounds of aliens in politics, “Our competition is with aliens,” Peer Pargara claimed that a secret hand was to blame for his failure. Former Prime Minister Junejo made a similar statement. The new political era in Pakistan was beginning as the old political giants were defeated and the Zia and Bhutto political heirs became victorious.
But the election battle had not yet been won. In those days, the National Assembly and Provincial Assembly elections were not held simultaneously. However, three days following the National Assembly election, the Provincial Assembly elections were utilised to hold IJI feared losing in provincial elections as a result of its failure in the National Assembly. How did she accept a Punjabi as his leader, Benazir Bhutto asked in a statement that appeared in the Daily Mashriq and Nawai Waqt tha in the interim?
The IJI adopted the declaration, and this phrase swiftly appeared on the walls of Punjab. Teri pag nu lag gia dagh, Jag Punjabi Jag. Additionally, Benazir Bhutto was the subject of statements spoken over loud speakers in mosques. The PPP was also hurt by this effort, which sought to inflame the feelings of the people of Punjab. When the results were announced, IJI won 91 seats while PPP received 88 seats from the Punjab. With the support of independent candidates in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and the NWFP, Nawaz Sharif was elected Chief Minister of Punjab. Such advertising for Sindhis have been printed
which states that voting for cycle will prevent a one-party dictatorship in Sindh. But this campaign was unsuccessful. Guess “Who Became Sindh Chief Minister?” when the PPP won. Muhammad Ali Shah Benazir Bhutto became the first female prime minister of Pakistan and the Islamic world on December 2, 1988, when she took the oath of office. Historical occurrence But under the Benazir administration,
Pakistan achieved a milestone that pleased its people. However, the United States became irate and imposed sanctions. What happened in that case? And what action did General Hameed Gul take during the Benazir removal of him from the ISI? How did Osama bin Laden and Hamid Gul collaborate with a goal in mind? You’ll see everything in the upcoming episode. Your viewing of Pakistan’s tale consists of fifteen episodes. If you have not yet heard the tale of Pakistan. Contact Us