Nusrat Bhutto

Iranian-born Pakistani Politician
Born Mar 23, 1929

Begum Nusrat Bhutto was an Iranian-Pakistani who was the wife of the 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, serving as the First Lady of Pakistan during his premiership from 1971 until Bhutto's removal in 1977. She became her husband's successor as the chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party from 1979 to 1983. She was also the mother of the first and only female Pakistan Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto.… Read More

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1929 Birth Born on March 23, 1929.


1947 18 Years Old Her father was a wealthy Iranian businessman who initially lived in Bombay and the moved to Karachi, Pakistan before the independence of Pakistan in 1947.


1950 21 Years Old Before emigrating to Pakistan, Nusrat attended and was educated at the University of Isfahan where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Humanities in 1950. Nusrat met Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in Karachi where they got married on 8 September 1951. … Read More


1973 44 Years Old As first lady from 1973 to 1977, Nusrat Bhutto functioned as a political worker and accompanied her husband on a number of overseas visits.


1979 50 Years Old In 1979, after the trial and execution of her husband, she succeeded her husband as leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party as chairman for life. … Read More
1982 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1982, ill with cancer, she was given permission to leave the country by the military government of Genera Zia-ul-Haq for medical treatment in London at which point her daughter, Benazir Bhutto, became acting leader of the party, and, by 1984, the party chairman. … Read More


1996 67 Years Old In the mid-1990s, particularly after the death of her son Mir Murtaza Bhutto in 1996, she withdrew from public life. … Read More
2008 79 Years Old Benazir's widower and Nusrat's son-in-law Asif Ali Zardari was the President of Pakistan from 9 September 2008 till 8 September 2013.
…  She died on 23 October 2011 in Dubai due to the effects of Alzheimer's disease.
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