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Benazir Bhutto Daughter of East

Updated on August 19, 2014

Benazir Bhutto was former Pakistan Prime Minister and political leader of Pakistan.
Benazir Bhutto was only female Prime Minister of Pakistan who served two terms. Benazir Bhutto was also firth women who led the Muslim country.

She was also chairperson of Pakistan People's Party. Benazir Bhutto was the eldest daughter of Pakistan former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was founder and chairman of Pakistan People's Party. Mr. Bhutto was hanged to death by former General Zia Government in Pakistan.

After Benazir Bhutto tragic death her husband Asif Zardari elected chairman of Pakistan People's party and also elected President of Pakistan. Benazir left three children son Blawal and two daughters.

Benazir Bhutto Early Life

Benazir Bhutto was born in Pakistan social and culture hub Karachi. She had two brother and sister. Her mother was Nusrat Bhutto came from Iran and wife of late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. Benazir Bhutto got early education from famous school of Karachi he also got education from other top educational institution in cities Rawalpindi and Murree.

She completed her O level in just age of fifteen and her A lever form Karachi Grammar School. After completed her early education she went to USA for higher studies where she attended Harward university. Benazir Bhutto considers these days best days of her life. Benazir also attended Britain famous university Oxford and studied law and philosophy. She was brilliant student and had command over different languages and public speeches.

In her childhood she was inspired from her father late Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Butto. She received most of political knowledge and wisdom from her father and after her father's death she elected Prime Minister of Pakistan two times in Pakistan History.

Benazir Bhutto Political Career

Benazir Bhutto father Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto charged by former military ruler General Zia ul Haq in murder case of local politician after legal proceeding despite world pressure Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto hanged to death in Rawalpindi prison. After her father death Benazir Bhutto started his political career. During reign of former militarily dictator General Zia Ul Haq Benazir Bhutto struggled hard for democracy.

After completed her education she finished her exile and return back to Pakistan thousands of people had gather in Pakistan second larges city Lahore to received her. This was most popular tenure of her life She got wide public support all over the country. Due to struggle for democracy she was arrested and spend several moths in house arrest with her brother.

Benazir Bhutto Prime Minister of Pakistan

Benazir Bhutto elected two times Prime Minster of Pakistan. She tried hard to clear this image her party is belong to upper class and feudal. She started several program for poor people. Benazir tried hard to keep good relations with neighbors specially with Afghanistan and India She also traveled to United States during her Prime Minster ship.

She met with former Indian Prime Minister Rajeev Gandhi and offered him cooperation in trade agreements between both countries. Despite differences with former military general Zia ul Haq her relations hip with Pakistan powerful military establishment was also good. She formed coalition government with the help of some small groups and parties and tried to established notational unity among all four provinces of Pakistan.

Benazir Bhutto Assassination

Despite raising militancy and threat to her life she returned back to Pakistan after deal with former military ruler Pervaiz Mushrraff. Military ruler assured her government would provide her better security and arrangements. Due to her liberal views she was prime target for militants group.
She survived assassination attempt during her party rally in Karachi.

Several party workers lost their lives during this assassination attempt. She was targeted against in Rawalpindi and this time Benazir was not lucky she received serious injuries on her head. She was immediately rushed to hospital but after some hours doctors declared her death. Benazir Bhutto death was most tragic incident of Pakistan

The life and times of Benazir Bhutto


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      MG Singh 4 years ago from Singapore

      I am a great supporter of Benazir and I like her, but in two terms as Prime Minister she could not do much. Her husband Zardari became Mr 10% and she just failed to tackle bigger problems like the Hadood ordinance. How do we CLASSIFY HER ? perhaps a forlorn failure.