Nusrat Bhutto
Iranian-born Pakistani politician
Nusrat Bhutto
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.
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CM hopes development schemes will wrap up by Dec
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
KARACHI:  The chief minister assessed the pace of development work on Thursday, hoping that as many as possible would be wrapped up by December. Two billion rupees has been set aside for Karachi, out of which Rs800 million is being spent on Lyari’s roads, drainage and parks. Four hundred million rupees has been earmarked for Lyari’s economic relief, Rs400 million for Lyari Medical College, Rs100 million for Lyari university, Rs60 million for the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Law College, Rs50 million for Begum Nusrat Bhutto welfare schemes. Keamari and Malir have development packages worth Rs1.6 billion. Five billion rupees has been provided over four years to Sui Southern Gas Co. to hook up villages in Sindh. Out of 1,107 villages, work has been done on 401 villages. Four billion rupees will be given to HESCO and out of 399 villages in Khairpur, 268 villages have been given power connections. The remaining 131 villages will be electrified with ...
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Blacked out
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
At a time when the very mention of Bhutto and the PPP could land one in jail, a group of protesters dared to beam their message of defiance directly into the living rooms of Zia’s Pakistan. June 13, 1982 wasn’t an ordinary day to begin with, and four young self-exiled Pakistani men were going to make sure it was remembered as an extraordinary one. This was a time when hockey ruled hearts in the country and reigning world champions Pakistan were taking on the Netherlands in the Dutch city of Amstelveen. Pakistanis were glued to their TV sets, watching the action unfold live on their screens. But in the stadium itself, along with throngs of frenzied fans, were a small group of Pakistanis who weren’t there to watch the Greenshirts take on the Dutch. They were there to send a message to their brethren back home. “Accelerate the struggle in Pakistan against the Ziaul Haq dictatorship!” This was the slogan that suddenly flashed across the television ...
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Marri pays homage to Pakistani mothers
The Nation - almost 5 years
KARACHI – Paying tributes to all Pakistani mothers on the occasion of Mother’s Day 2012, Sindh Information Minister Shazia Marri on Sunday commended the influence of Fatima Jinnah, Begum Nusrat Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto in the Pakistani society. “The sacrifices of Madr-e-Millat Fatima Jinnah, Madr-e-Jamhooriyat Begum Nusrat Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto embodied the true ...
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Nusrat Bhutto, Political Force in Pakistan, Dies at 82
NYTimes - over 5 years
The mother and wife of prime ministers was an important figure in her own right.
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Solution to Karachi problem lies in political dialogue: PM - Pakistan Daily Times
Google News - over 5 years
Regarding the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) role in public interest litigation, he said that Begum Nusrat Bhutto had challenged the illegality of the Zia regime. He said that PPP hold the bench and the bar in high esteem, as they were instrumental in
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Rangers launch operation - The News International
Google News - over 5 years
Zeeshan, 15, son of Abdul, was gunned down in Nusrat Bhutto Colony of Sharea Noor Jehan before Sehri. Zeeshan went out to purchase Paratha from a nearby hotel, on his way armed men opened fire shot and killed him in Gali-3 of Nusrat Bhutto Colony and
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3 killed in separate incidents - Pakistan Daily Times
Google News - over 5 years
A teenage boy was shot dead near his house in Nusrat Bhutto Colony within the limits of Shahrah Noor Jahan police station. Zeeshan, 16, son of Abdul Rehman was standing in front of Al Hassan Imambargah near his house when unidentified armed men opened
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PPP leader among five killed; four vehicles torched - The News International
Google News - over 5 years
The deceased was a resident of Nusrat Bhutto Colony and the supporter of a religious group. Investigators termed the murder as yet another target killing and have registered a case. Meanwhile, a trader named Ghulam Mustafa was shot dead, while Kashif
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The Fierce Wives Club - Business Standard
Google News - over 5 years
Nusrat Bhutto's fearless campaign that prompted her, ailing and old, to walk the streets of Pakistan to fight for the release of her incarcerated husband Zulfikar is just another example of martyred political wives and their struggle for justice
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Shearing the Experience - Newsweek Pakistan
Google News - over 5 years
My mother was former first lady Nusrat Bhutto's political secretary and my late father was a defense lawyer in the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto case. I grew up hearing stories of the Zia regime's horrors. I heard about how Bhutto's personal aide and his
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2-day Bhutto family photo exhibition begins - Pakistan Daily Times
Google News - over 5 years
Feroze said while talking to Daily Times that he was the personal photographer of ZAB and after his death he performed the same duty for Begum Nusrat Bhutto and when Benazir Bhutto entered Pakistani politics, he served her and did the same till her
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'Where is Osama bin laden?' asked Bhutto - Press TV
Google News - over 5 years
After the judicial murder of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, his party was led by his Iranian wife Nusrat Bhutto and daughter Benazir Bhutto. Saudi sponsored military, media and religious groups opposed Nusrat and Benazir Bhutto. The mother and daughter were also
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Six more killed as govt fails to restore peace - The News International
Google News - over 5 years
The deceased was a resident of the Nusrat Bhutto Colony and a property dealer by profession. The police suspected that Pervez was yet another person to fall victim to the latest wave of targeted killings. In yet another case, the tortured and bullet
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Education gets Rs26.8bn of Rs457.5bn Sindh budget - DAWN.com
Google News - over 5 years
... setting up of Nusrat Bhutto govt boys degree college in Lyari Town (Rs30m), provision of new infrastructure and essential facilities for the establishment of Mehran University College of engineering and technology in Khanpur Mirs (Rs200m),
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The Lion in Winter - Newsweek Pakistan
Google News - over 5 years
When the mother of the bride, former first lady Nusrat Bhutto caught wind of this, she was not pleased. “If Zia or any other general is invited, the engagement is off,” she said. A few days later, on Aug. 2, Mr. Zardari gave me a handwritten note
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Asif Zardari's new surprise - The News International
Google News - almost 6 years
Now Bilawal is the chief of Zardari tribe and he will lead the party of Bhuttos for which his mother and his grandfather sacrificed their lives while two sons of Z. A Bhutto - Murtaza and Shahnawaz — were killed and their mother Nusrat Bhutto is still
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Corruption references: No evidence found against Zardari - The Express Tribune
Google News - almost 6 years
These references against President Asif Zardari, ex-premier Benazir Bhutto, her mother Nusrat Bhutto, AR Siddiqui and Yusuf Talpur had been revived after the annulment of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) by the Supreme Court
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Doc Kazi's collection - The Friday Times
Google News - almost 6 years
The above photo was taken during this visit and shows Bhutto at a theatre with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin and his wife Nusrat Bhutto. Relations between the two countries had come to a complete breakdown during
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nusrat Bhutto
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 81
    She died on 23 October 2011 in Dubai due to the effects of Alzheimer's disease.
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    According to her senior party leader, Bhutto's disease was so advanced that she was even unaware of the assassination of her daughter, Benazir. She used a ventilator until her last days. She died at age 82 in Dubai on 23 October 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Her body was flown to her hometown of Garhi Khuda Bakhsh in Larkana District the next day, and was buried next to her husband and children in the Bhutto family mausoleum at a ceremony attended by thousands of mourners.
    Nusrat Bhutto was buried next to the grave of her husband Zulfikar Ali Bhutto at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh graveyard on 25 October 2011.
    More Details Hide Details In Pakistan, Nusrat Bhutto is remembered for her contribution to empowerment of women in Pakistan and for advocating for democracy in Pakistan, for which she is dubbed as "Mādar-e-Jamhooriat" (English "Mother of Democracy"), a title she was honored with by the Parliament of Pakistan following her death. Nusrat Ispahani was born on 23 March 1929 in Esfahan, Iran, hailing from the wealthy Hariri family. She had Kurdish descent.
  • 2008
    Age 78
    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.
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  • 1996
    Age 66
    In the mid-1990s, particularly after the death of her son Mir Murtaza Bhutto in 1996, she withdrew from public life.
    More Details Hide Details Party sources suggest this may also have coincided with the time that she began to show symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1982
    Age 52
    Bhutto was suspected of suffering from cancer in 1982, the year when she left Pakistan for medical treatment.
    More Details Hide Details For the last several years of her life, she had also been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After returning to Pakistan in the late 1980s, she served two terms as a Member of Parliament to the National Assembly from the family constituency of Larkana, Sindh. During the administrations of her daughter Benazir, she became a cabinet minister and Deputy Prime Minister. In the 1990s, she and Benazir became estranged when Nusrat took the side of her son Murtaza during a family dispute but were later reconciled after Murtaza's murder. She lived the last few years of her life with her daughter's family in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and later suffered from the combined effects of a stroke and Alzheimer's disease.
  • FORTIES
  • 1979
    Age 49
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She led the PPP's campaign against General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq's regime. Alongside her daughter Benazir Bhutto, she was arrested numerous times and placed under house arrest and in prison in Sihala. Nusrat Bhutto was attacked by police with batons while attending a cricket match at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, when the crowd began to raise pro Bhutto slogans.
  • 1973
    Age 43
    As first lady from 1973 to 1977, Nusrat Bhutto functioned as a political worker and accompanied her husband on a number of overseas visits.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1950
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She was Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's second wife, and they had four children together: Benazir, Murtaza, Sanam and Shahnawaz. With the exception of Sanam, she outlived her children.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1947
    Age 17
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1929
    Born
    Born on March 23, 1929.
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