With changes on the western border, General Zia ups efforts to give civilian legitimacy to his government.
While Bhutto’s lawyers file an appeal in the Supreme Court, Gen Zia takes measures to strengthen his hold.
The military regime cracks down on protests in the wake of Bhutto’s conviction.
As the verdict is pronounced in the case against Bhutto, the military government engages the PNA in political dialogue.
With the case against Bhutto coming to a close, Zia steps up repression while also seeking political allies.
Had Bhutto been told what his hand said he might have tried to change a few things; but then who can defy fate?
General Faiz Ali Chishti extends invitation to PNA to join the government
Talk of elections gets sidetracked as General Zia announces new accountability mechanism
PNA nears the end of its relevance as Wali Khan is set free
Gen Zia frustrated as Begum Nusrat and Benazir Bhutto begin meeting common citizens
Elections are postponed on the pretext of accountability, while attempts are made to incarcerate Bhutto
With Bhutto incarcerated, Tehreek-i-Istiqlal bids farewell to the Pakistan National Alliance.
What PPP didn’t know at the time was that the seat of chief justice would be occupied by a General Zia-friendly judge.
PPP rejects chance to meet Gen Zia as Khar, Jatoi await offers from greener pastures
PPP hot on the heels of the martial law regime and a divided opposition in play, the CMLA suspends all politicking
Gen Zia knew that in order for him to stay in power, he would have to erase Bhutto’s influence.
With the Lahore High Court formally charging Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, divisions in the PPP begin to surface
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While Zia heads to Saudi Arabia to clarify his position with the monarch, the Lahore High Court creates more problems
No one believed Zia would uphold his promise of elections.