Trial & Error: The Advent and Eclipse of Benazir Bhutto
  Author/Editor: Iqbal Akhund
Publisher: UPL
Year of Publish: 2000
Binding: Hardcover
Produce Code: 9000320
ISBN: 984-05-1544-9
Price: BDT 550.00, USD 45.00

About the book

Benazir Bhutto, twice Prime Minister of Pakistan, daughter of a prime minister, a daughter of the east, is a charismatic figure in Pakistan's politics and on the world stage. She has been the main protagonist on Pakistan's political stage ever since the execution of her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Her advent marked the transition to democracy but her performance has been controversial. Her capacity to inspire admiration and dev6tion and in almost equal degree, to arouse animosity and controversy, remains, unaffected by the vicissitudes of her political career and personal life. A woman twice elected to head the government in a country with a tradition of male dominance, she continues to be a major factor in the country's politics. This book tries to strike a balance between the unrelenting criticism of her political adversaries, the adulation of her followers, and the disappointed hopes of her well-wishers.

Iqbal Akhund is a pioneer diplomat of Pakistan whose career has spanned four decades. He made his mark at the UN where he served as Pakistan's Permanent Representative and later as Assistant Secretary-General. In 1976, when he was simultaneously President of the Security Council, Chairman of the Economic and Social Council, and of the developing countries grouping, the Group of 77, he was voted among the twelve top international diplomats of the year. In 1979, as Assistant Secretary-General he served as the Secretary-General's Special Representative in Lebanon till 1984, and then at the UN headquarters in New York as Head of the Centre Against Apartheid till 1987. On the return of democracy in Pakistan in 1988, lqbal Akhund returned to Pakistan's service and was National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser in Benazir Bhutto's first government.