Benazir Bhutto biography

Benazir Bhutto

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Birth name  benazir bhutto
Born21 June 1953
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Died27 December 2007 (aged 54)
Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
Spouse(s)Asif Ali Zardari (1987–2007)
ChildrenBilawal, Bakhtawar, Asifa
ParentsZulfikar Ali Bhutto, Nusrat Bhutto
educationHarvard University
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
St Catherine's College, Oxford
Karachi Grammar School
Other links  benazir bhutto wiki


Benazir Bhutto
Benazir Bhutto
Benazir Bhutto was born on June 21, 1953 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. She was married to Asif Ali Zardari. her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was Pakistan's prime minister from 1973-77.She died on December 27, 2007 in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan. at age of sixteen, she was sent to Harvard to obtain her undergraduate degree. During this time, she began to develop her goals and world view. She decided that she would like to follow in her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the prime minister at the time.  Benazir Bhutto was twice prime minister of Pakistan, and was campaigning for a return to power when she was assassinated in December of 2007.
bhutto family 
 Zardari family
Benazir Bhutto was born into a political family. She gets undergraduate degrees from Radcliffe College (1973) in the U.S. and Oxford (1976) in England before returning to Pakistan. Her father was deposed, imprisoned, and finally executed after a 1977 military coup led by zia-ul-haq. Benazir Bhutto herself was imprisoned repeatedly before leaving for exile in London.  She became active in her father's political party, the liberal Pakistan People's Party (PPP), and returned to Pakistan in 1986. Bhutto's political pedigree, her glamorous good looks, and her reformist attitude were a potent combination, and in 1988 she was elected prime minister.
During election campaigns, the Bhutto government voiced concerns over social issues of women, health and discrimination against women. Bhutto also announced plans to set up women's police stations, courts and women's development banks. For the next decade she was one of the most prominent women in the world, and was seen in particular as a symbol of progress in women's rights.
Bhutto's two terms as prime minister (1988-90 and 1993-96).  In 1993, she was re-elected as Prime Minister, after which she focused on rural development and education. Three years later, in 1996, she was dismissed on corruption and mismanagement charges by then President Leghari.  Soon after that, she went into exile while her husband served a prison sentence on corruption charges. Bhutto was again forced into exile in 1999 before returning in October of 2007 to lead her party (ppp) in upcoming national elections. she was shot and killed  at a campaign rally in Rawalpindi by an attacker. She was shot in the neck and chest before the killer "blew himself up," 

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