Yahya Bakhtiar knew Mirza Nasir Ahmad from their days as colleagues at Oxford University (per Ahmadiyya sources only), however, Yahya was barely a teenager in those days and Mirza Nasir Ahmad was 30 years old. Yahya Bakhtiar was married to Eva Bakhtiar and had two sons and two daughters. He was the father of Pakistani actress Zeba Bakhtiar.
Yahya Bakhtiar as the attorney general, played a key role in framing of the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan when he served in Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto‘s cabinet. In May, Mirza Nasir Ahmad claimed that the Ahmadiyya Movement gave 100-150k Ahmadi volunteers spent an average time of one month for the peoples party election campaign, he also claimed that the Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya spent 30 million rupees worth of time in favor of the People’s Party. Mirza Nasir Ahmad was also claiming to have 10 million #ahmadis with him.
In August-September of 1974, he questioned Mirza Nasir Ahmad and the Lahori-Ahmadi delegation in the famous NA hearings which eventually declared Ahmadi’s as non-Muslims.
Bakhtiar was elected as a member of National Assembly of Pakistan from the Quetta–Pishin constituency in 1977. Yahya Bakhtiar became well known in Pakistan when he defended the former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in court trial against the Zia-ul-Haq government starting on 24 October 1977, but Bhutto was sentenced to death on 18 March 1978 and then actually hanged on 4 April 1979. This hanging of a democratically elected prime minister was called a ‘judicial murder’ by many people in Pakistan.
On March 20th, Yahya Bakhtiar appealed to the international community to intervene and stop the execution of Bhutto, however, it fell on deaf ears.
During the era of Zia, he was shunned and jobless.
Yahya was also appointed to the Senate of Pakistan. He was appointed Attorney General of Pakistan again when Benazir Bhutto became Prime Minister in 1988. He also represented Nawaz Sharif in the Supreme Court of Pakistan when then President Ghulam Ishaq Khan dissolved the National Assembly by using his powers under Article 58(2)(B).
Newspaper clipping from 1978
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