With Bhutto incarcerated, the writing was on the wall: the deposed prime minister’s death sentence would be upheld.
Eventually, only one People’s Party was to survive — that of the Bhuttos.
Mohammad Khan Junejo joins General Zia’s ranks as 22-member cabinet unveiled.
PNA dissociates itself from military junta after promises to lay out roadmap for elections come to naught.
Attempts at political engineering result in the formation of a splinter group, but Zia still pinned hopes on the PNA.
Together with the Shah of Iran, Bhutto moved to quell Baloch resistance on this side of the border.
General Zia seeks to undo Bhutto’s Balochistan policy. But is it already too little too late?
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.