Bilawal made the remarks at a rally organized in Nishtar Park to mark the 55th anniversary of his Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). The PPP chairman spoke on the occasion about his party’s history and recalled the “achievements” of its founder and his maternal grandfather, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
Karachi. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the humiliating defeat suffered by the Indian Army in the 1971 East Pakistan War was a major failure of the Pakistan Army. He made this comment while addressing former Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who had labeled India’s defeat as a “political failure” by Pakistan. Bilawal made the remarks at a rally organized in Nishtar Park to mark the 55th anniversary of his Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). The PPP chairman spoke on the occasion about his party’s history and recalled the “achievements” of its founder and his maternal grandfather, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. “When Zulfikar Ali Bhutto came to power, people’s hopes were shattered and they were disappointed in every way,” Dawn newspaper quoted him as saying.
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Bilawal said, “But he (Zulfiqar) rebuilt the nation and finally brought back our 90,000 soldiers who had been taken as prisoners of war (by India) due to military failure. Those 90,000 soldiers were reunited with their families. And all this was possible thanks to the politics of hope… of unity… and integration. was a failure and the sacrifices of Pakistani soldiers were never properly acknowledged. He had said that the number of soldiers who surrendered in the 1971 war was not 92,000 and only 34,000 were combatants, while others came from various government departments.
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At an event held at the army headquarters in Rawalpindi last week, Bajwa had said, “I want to set the record straight. First, the collapse of East Pakistan was not a military failure, but a political failure. The number of soldiers fighting was not 92,000 but only 34,000, the rest coming from various government departments.” General Bajwa (61) retired on November 29. He was granted a three-year extension by former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in 2019. Khan is currently the biggest critic of the Pakistani military. India heavily defeated Pakistan in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War and captured more than 90,000 of its soldiers and after this battle a new country emerged as Bangladesh on the world map.
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