The Assassination of Zia Al Huq
Category All History
Series Title Infamous Assassinations
Episode 11
Duration 25 mins
Product Code 22024
Broadcast Year 2007
Price £195.00

Pakistan, 1988 On August 17 1988, en route for a military base in Northern Pakistan, Pakistan's pro-military strongmanwas brought down by a bomb in his Hercules transport plane, possibly in retaliation for helping the rebels fight the Russians in Afghanistan. Was a Russian agent in the aircraft minutes before he took off? Part of the Infamous Assassinations series, The Assassination of Zia Al Huq looks at this eventful day.

The Assassination of Zia Al Huq is part of a series of BBC TV programmes for schools and education of history and politics.

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