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Benazir Bhutto


Benazir Bhutto was a Pakistani democratic socialist who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms from 1988 until 1990 and 1993 until 1996. She was the daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, a former prime minister of Pakistan and the founder of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), which she led.… Read More

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1953 Birth Benazir Bhutto was born at Karachi's Pinto Hospital on 21 June 1953, She was the eldest child of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, of Sindhi Rajput ethnicity, and Begum Nusrat Ispahani, of Iranian Kurdish descent. … Read More


1969 16 Years Old After completing her early education in Pakistan, she pursued her higher education in the United States. From 1969 to 1973 she attended Radcliffe College at Harvard University, where she obtained a BA with cum laude honours in comparative government. … Read More


1973 - 1977 3 More Events
1979 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Despite the accusation being "widely doubted by the public", and many clemency appeals from foreign leaders, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was hanged on 4 April 1979 under the effective orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan.
1981 28 Years Old 1 More Event
After repeatedly placing them under house arrest, the regime finally imprisoned her under solitary confinement in a desert cell in Sindh in summer 1981. … Read More
1982 29 Years Old In 1982, three years after her father's assassination, 29-year-old Benazir Bhutto became the chairperson of the PPP—a political party, making her the first woman in Pakistan to head a major political party.


1984 - 1987 4 More Events
In 1988, she became the first woman to be elected as the head of an Islamic state's government; she also remains Pakistan's only female prime minister. … Read More
1989 36 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The officers were deposed from their services and placing them at Adiala military correctional institute in 1989. It was not until 1996 that the officers were released from the military correctional institute by the order of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
When she gave birth to Bakhtawar in 1990, she became the first modern head of government to give birth while in office.


In 1993, Bhutto was elected for a second term after the 1993 parliamentary elections. … Read More
A final meeting took place in 1995, and General Musharraf had also joined this meeting with Benazir Bhutto after she ordered General Musharraf to fly to New York immediately. … Read More
In 1996, charges of corruption levelled against her led to the final dismissal of her government by President Farooq Leghari. … Read More
1997 44 Years Old Benazir Bhutto suffered wide range public disapproval after the intense corruption cases were made public, and it was clearly seen after Bhutto's defeat in 1997 parliamentary elections. … Read More
Bhutto assumed the position of Leader of Opposition in parliament despite living in Dubai, working to enhance her public image while being supportive of public reforms. In 1998, soon after India's Pokhran-II nuclear tests, Bhutto publicly called for Pakistan's own tests, rallying and pressuring Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to take the decision. … Read More
This was the move that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (elected in 1997) did repeat in 1999, when Nawaz Sharif had deposed General Jehangir Karamat after developing serious disagreements on the issues of national security. … Read More
In 2002, Bhutto and the MQM made a side-line deal with Musharraf that allows both to continue underground political activities in Sindh and Kashmir, and to fill the gap after Musharraf had destroyed Sharif's presence in the both provinces. … Read More


2004 51 Years Old She and the children were reunited with her husband in December 2004 after more than five years.
2006 53 Years Old 1 More Event
…  It was not until 2006 that the Zina ordinance was finally repealed by a Presidential Ordinance issued by Pervez Musharraf in July 2006. … Read More
However in 2007, she took an anti-Taliban stance, and condemned terrorist acts allegedly committed by the Taliban and their supporters.
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