Pakistan Key Events: Jin say banati hay zaat apni qaba-e-sifaat

  • Gen Zia is killed in a plane crash

    Gen Zia is killed in a plane crash in Pakistan near Bahawallpur with other generals and US Ambassador. Ghulam Ishaq Khan takes over as acting president, and is later elected to the post.
  • Benazir Bhutto becomes PM

    Benazir Bhutto became 11th Prime minister on 2 December 1988
  • Benazair Bhutto government dismissed

    Ghulam Ishaq Khan dismisses the first government of BB using Article 58 of the constitution.
  • Nawaz Sharif becomes PM (First Term)

    Nawaz Sharif became the 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan on 1 November 1990 as well as he was the head of IJI and succeeded Benazir Bhutto as Prime minister
  • Nawaz Sharif government dismissed (First Trem)

    President Ghulam Ishaq Khan on 18 April 1993, used his powers under article (58-2b) of the constitution to dissolve the National Assembly and dismissing the Nawaza Sharif's government (ending his first term).
    Mir Blake Scher as the interim Prime Minister
  • Supreme Court reinstates Nawaz's government

    Supreme Court revoked the Presidential Order and reinstated Nawaz Sharif as the Prime Minister
  • BB becomes PM second time

    Benazir Bhutto becomes prime Minister of Pakistan for second time after Nawaz Sharif governmnet is dissmissed by Ghulam Ishaq Khan.
  • Benazir_Bhutto is dismissed as PM

    Farooq Laghari dismisses Benazir_Bhutto government. He belonged to the PPP (BB's party)
  • Nawaz Sharif becomes PM (Second Term)

    Nawaz Sharif was sworn as Prime Minister in the early morning of on 17 February 1997 to serve a non-consecutive second term. Gets 2/3rd majority in the house.
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    Nawaz Sharif 2nd Term

    Nawaz Sharif 2nd Term
  • India Nuclear

    India conducts five nuclear detonations (three on 11 May and two on 13 May 1998) at the Pokhran test range. These nuclear tests resulted in a variety of sanctions against India by a number of major states.
  • Pakistan enters nuclear club

    nuclearweaponarchivePakistan conducts seven (7) atomic detonations to enter nuclear club
  • Indiam PM Vajpayee enters Pakistan by a bus

    Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee entered Pakistan on the inaugural run of the Delhi-Lahore bus service on February 20, 1999. Pakistan PM received him at the border.
  • End of Kargil conflict

    PM Nawaz Sharif concludes a deal with US president Clinton on July 4, 1999 for ending Kargil conflict.
  • Musharraf coup d'état

    General Pervez Musharraf overthrew elected Prime Minister Navaz Sharif On 12 October 1999. The PM Nawaz Sharif had replaced Musharraf with Inter-Services Intelligence Director-General Lieutenant-General Ziauddin Butt as Chief of Army Staff while Musharraf was en route from Sri Lanka to Karachi, Pakistan on the same day.
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    General Musharraf rule
  • Musharraf appoints himself president of Pakistan

    Musharraf appoints himself president of Pakistan while still army chief ousting existing President Tarrar.
  • 911

    Twin Tower down
  • Referendum held for 5 yeasr terms of Musharraf

    Musharraf holds a widely criticized referendum to secure support to continue as president for a five-year term.
  • Earthquake in Azad Kashmir of 7.6

    A major earthquake of 7.6 magnitude occurred around 9 in the morning in Azad Kashmir. More than 75,000 people died with more than 100,000 injured.
  • Chief Justice declared non-functional

    President Musharraf declared Chief Justice Chaudhary "non-functional and forwards a reference against him to the Supreme court.
  • Lal Masjid Raided

    Army raided Lal Masjid
  • Musharraf is elected President

    Parliament elects Musharraf for a new five-year term in a vote boycotted by the opposition.
  • Pakistan declares state of emergency

    President Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency Saturday, shutting down all independent television stations and directly confronting the Supreme Court, which has been deliberating the legality of his recent re-election.
    All members of the Supreme Court were required to sign a new provisional constitutional order mandating the state of emergency, but 8 of the 11 justices signed an order calling the state of emergency illegal and gathered at the Supreme Court building. The Supreme Court h
  • Benazir Bhutto Assassinated

    On 27 December 2007, Bhutto was killed while leaving a campaign rally for the PPP at Liaquat National Bagh in the run-up to the January 2008 parliamentary elections.
  • Gillani was elected as Prime Minister

    Gillani was elected as Prime Minister by Parliament, defeating his rival, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi of the PML-Q, by a score of 264 to 42. He was sworn in by Musharraf (President) the next day. On 29 March, he won a unanimous vote of confidence in Parliament.
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    PPP 3rd term (Gilani PM)

  • Musharraf resigns as President

    Facing impeachment, he preferred to resign on 18 August 2008.
  • Asif Ali Zardari was elected President

    Asif Ali Zardari was elected President by securing a majority of votes (with 481 of 702 votes).
  • Chief Justice reinstated

    After the successful long march, Lawyers' Movement, chief justice Chaudhry was reinstated by the Prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani on March 22, 2009
  • Floods

    MAssive floods in Pakistan.
  • Army Chief (Kiyani) given extension

    chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani by three. Kayani, a former head of the country's premier Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, was appointed army chief in November 2007 by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf. In March, Gilani also gave an extension of one year in office to Kayani's close confidante, Lieutenant-General Ahmad Shuja Pasha, as head of ISI.
  • Richard Holbrooke dies

    Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke the US point person for Afghanistan issue died of heart failure on December 13, 2010. Ever since the US Pak relations have been downhill.
  • Raymond Davis arrested

    Raymond A. Davis, a retired Special Forces soldier and undercover US agent in Pakistan was arrested by police after he fires and kills two Pakistanis.
  • OBL killed

    OBL is killed
  • Husain Haqqani resign as US ambassador

    Husain Haqqani resign as US ambassador over Memogate scandal.
  • NATO closure

    Pakistan closes NATO supply line after Salala check post attack that killed over 20 soldiers.
  • PM indicted

    PM Yousuf Raza Gilani ndicted for contempt of court.
  • PM found guilty

    PM Yousuf Raza Gilani was found guilty of contempt of court and given nominal imprisonment sentence till rising of court.
  • 5th Budget os an elected government

    PPP governmnet headed by PM Gilani and President Zardari makes a record by presenting fifith ferderal budget.
  • Malik Riaz levels allegations agianst Chief Justice

  • Yousuf Raza Gillani (PM) disqualified

    Yousuf Raza Gillani (PM) disqualified by Supreme Court. The Court holds that PM has served sentence for contemt of court.
  • Raja Ashraf takes oath as Prime Minister

    Raja Ashraf (previoisly Water & Power minister of PPP) takes oath after Supreme court disqualifies Yousuf Raza Gillani.
  • PM (Raja) in court

    PM prsented himslef to the Supreme court on NRO case. Was given time till 18 Sep.
  • PM Raja attend Court (NRO Case)

    Supreme court gives time to PM till 18 Sep.