When Bhutto’s aircraft was diverted.


On 24 March 1969, when Bhutto was flying from Karachi to Larkana for his aunt’s funeral, the aircraft was diverted to Rawalpindi on some pretext. On landing, he was taken to see General Yahya Khan who told him that Ayub had failed and he would have to take over and asked for Bhutto’s views. Bhutto agreed but put three conditions :
1-An independent foreign policy ,
2-Break-up of ‘One Unit’ and restoration of four provinces of West Pakistan, and
3-General Elections within a year.
Yahya agreed to all of Bhutto’s suggestions.
Piloo Mody, Zulfi My friend, Delhi Thamson Press, 1973.


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