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Benzair Bhutto

Arabic: Benzair Bhutto, بینظیر بھٹو
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Daughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Begum Nusrat Bhutto
Wife of Asif Ali Zardari
Mother of Bilawal Bhutto; <private> Bhutto and <private> Zardari
Sister of Murtaza Bhutto; <private> and Shahnawaz Bhutto

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About Benzair Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto (Sindhi: بينظير ڀٽو;

Benzair Bhutto ; 21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007) was a Pakistan-born politician, with Pakistani and Kurdish-Iranian origin, who chaired the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), a centre-left and the largest political party in Pakistan.

Bhutto was the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state, having twice been Prime Minister of Pakistan (1988–1990; 1993–1996).

She was Pakistan's first and to date only female prime minister and was the eldest child of former Prime minister of Pakistan Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and former First Lady of Pakistan Mrs.Nusrat Bhutto, and was the wife of current President of Pakistan Mr. Asif Ali Zardari.

Bhutto was sworn in as Prime Minister for the first time in 1988 at the age of 35, but was removed from office 20 months later under the order of then-President Ghulam Ishaq Khan on grounds of alleged corruption. In 1993 she was re-elected but was again removed in 1996 on similar charges, this time by her party's elected President Farooq Leghari. She went into self-imposed exile in Dubai in 1998.

Bhutto returned to Pakistan on October 18th 2007, after reaching an understanding with President Pervez Musharraf by which she was granted amnesty and all corruption charges were withdrawn.

She was assassinated on 27 December 2007, after departing a PPP rally in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, two weeks before the scheduled Pakistani general election of 2008 in which she was a leading opposition candidate.

In 2008 she was named one of seven winners of the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights.

About بينظير ڀٽو (عربي)

Urdu: بینظیر بھٹو)

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Benzair Bhutto's Timeline

1953
1953
1974
1974
- 1976
Age 21
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007) was a Pakistan-born politician who chaired the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), a centre-left and the largest political party in Pakistan. Bhutto was the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state, having twice been Prime Minister of Pakistan, and was Pakistan's first and to date only female prime minister.

Bhutto was sworn in as Prime Minister for the first time in 1988 at the age of 35, but was removed from office 20 months later on grounds of alleged corruption. In 1993 she was re-elected but was again removed in 1996 on similar charges. She went into self-imposed exile in Dubai in 1998. Bhutto was assassinated a few months after her return to Pakistan in 2007. The following year, she was named one of seven winners of the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights

She studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, during which time she completed additional courses in International Law and Diplomacy.After LMH she attended St Catherine's College, Oxfordand in December 1976 she was elected president of the Oxford Union, becoming the first Asian woman to head the prestigious debating society.

1987
December 18, 1987
Age 34
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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