1997 in Pakistan


1997 in Pakistan

See also: 1996 in Pakistan, other events of 1997, 1998 in Pakistan.

Events

March

* 3 February - General elections are held.

August

* 14 August - Pakistan celebrates 50 years of independence from British rule.

November

*13 November - Nawaz Sharif promises US president Bill Clinton he will find those responsible for the killing of four US businessmen and their Pakistani driver.
*26 November - Pakistan's first motorway, which links Islamabad to Lahore is opened.

December

* 2 December - Pakistan's president, Farooq Leghari resigns.

Deaths

* August 16 - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani Qwalli artist (b. 1948)


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