BENAZIR BHUTTO (1953 - 2007) WAS A PAKISTANI POLITICIAN WHO SERVED AS PRIMER MINISTER IN PAKISTAN FROM 1988 - 1990 AND AGAIN FROM 1993 - 1996.
Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation. Ideologically a liberal and a secularist, she chaired or co-chaired the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) from the early 1980s until her death.Bhutto was born on June 21, 1953, in Karachi, Pakistan, the eldest child of former premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. She went on to found the Pakistan People's Party and serve as the nation's prime minister (from 1971 to 1977). After completing her early education in Pakistan, she pursued her higher education in the United States. Bhutto attended Radcliffe College from 1969 to 1973, and then enrolled at Harvard University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in comparative government. It was then onto the United Kingdom, where she studied at Oxford University from 1973 to 1977, completing a course in international law and diplomacy.
Benazir started her political career when Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto went to India for negotiating the the situation after the 1971 war and took Benazir with him. There, the young Bhutto met Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India.
In 1986, Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan. She came to Lahore, the
heart of Pakistan, and was given one of the warmest welcomes ever in the
city s history.
Benazir came to power again. She worked on power crisis during this term and her IPPs policy successfully curbed the load shedding issue in the country for a few years to come.
Bhutto became the first female prime minister of Pakistan in 1988. She was killed by a suicide bomber in 2007.Benazir Bhutto was born on June 21, 1953, in Karachi, Pakistan, the child of former premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. She inherited leadership of the PPP after a military coup overthrew her father's government and won election in 1988, becoming the first female prime minister of a Muslim nation. In 2007, she returned to Pakistan after an extended exile, but, tragically, was killed in a suicide attack.
Benazir Bhutto , her career has been celebrated as a triumph for women in the Muslim world and for the global fight against Islamic extremism. Bhutto was the first woman to head a Muslim majority nation.