Which Pakistani Leader Signed Simla Agreement Ayub Khan Or Yahya Khan

    In December 1971, the presidency and government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto – the ambitious leader of the powerful and then popular Pakistan People`s Party. [1] The entire decade of the 1980s saw religious extremism rise, encouraged by Zia. It is undeniable that the hard-line mullahs of the border province were the obvious religious partners in this jihad because the Afghan Pukhtoons cling to their puritanical interpretation of Islam. In fact, for his personal and political reasons, Zia embraced the hard religious lobby as his constituency throughout Pakistan and far beyond, to the exclusion of the vast majority of moderate Pakistanis. The fight against the infidel Soviet army has become a sacred cause for the jihadists, and countless Pakistani men listed. .