Lt Col (R) Rafi Ud Din Was The Incharge Of Rawalpindi Jail When Zulfeqar Ali Bhutto was there as a death sentence prissioner . He also wrote a book on this event named Last 323 Days of Bhutto . He is also the eyewitness of whole incident how bhutto was hanged .
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (5 January 1928 -- 4 April 1979) was 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1973 to 1977, and prior to that, 4th President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973. Bhutto was the founder of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and served as its chairman until his execution in 1979. His elder daughter, Benazir Bhutto, later also served as Prime Minister, while his son Murtaza Bhutto served as member of Parliament of Pakistan.
Educated at the University of Southern California and University of California, Berkeley in the United States and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, Bhutto was noted for his progressive economic initiatives, industrialisation, education, and foreign policy, and his intellectualism.In
addition to national security issues, Bhutto promoted his policies on nationalisation, health care, and social reforms. Under his premiership, Pakistan's Parliament gave approval and passed unanimously the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan, a supreme law that provides a parliamentary system to Pakistan, strengthened Sino-Pakistani and Saudi-Pakistani relations, recognised East-Pakistan as Bangladesh, and hosted the second Organisation of the Islamic Conference in 1974 where he delegated and invited leaders from the Muslim world to Lahore, In 20 January 1972, weeks after the Indo-Pakistani 1971 winter war, . Bhutto and his party won the parliamentary elections held in 1977. However, in a successful coup d'état led by General Zia-ul-Haq under codename Operation Fair Play; Bhutto was removed from the office and was held in Central Jail Rawalpindi as General Zia-ul-Haq proclaimed himself as Chief Martial Law Administrator of Pakistan.Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was executed in 1979 after the Supreme Court of Pakistan controversially sentenced him to death by hanging for authorising the murder of a political opponent,in a move that many believe was done under the directives of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq.On 18 March 1978, Bhutto was not declared guilty of murder but was sentenced to death. On 12 March 1978, Bhutto's former Legal Minister, A.H. Per-Zadah petitioned the Supreme Court for the release of Bhutto's Science Adviser Dr. Mubashir Hassan and to review the death sentence to Bhutto based on the split decision. The Supreme Court denied Dr. Hassan's release as he was held by Military Police but agreed to listen to the arguments. During 12 days of proceedings, the Supreme Court concluded that the President of Pakistan can change death sentence into life imprisonment. Per-Zadah filed an application to then-Chief Martial Law Administrator. However, General Zia-ul-Haq did not act immediately and claimed that the application had gone missing.
On 4 April 1979, the day Bhutto was executed.