Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: The Namesake

IT’S 1971 and tensions are running high at the United Nations Security Council meeting in December. Seated at the table is a silver-haired man dressed sharply in a dark suit as stiff as he—legs crossed, arms folded. A discussion begins. East Pakistan is hours away from breaking from the unity of Pakistan, and the fought-over territory is soon to inherit a new name: Bangladesh. But it comes at a cost—a genocide, India’s intervention and, ultimately, a humiliated and defeated Pakistan.

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