Friday, September 11, 2009

what is the history of Banazir bhoto

Benazir Bhutto (21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007) was a
Pakistani politician who chaired the Pakistan Peoples Party
(PPP), a centre-left political party in Pakistan. Bhutto
was the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state,[1]
having twice been Prime Minister of Pakistan (1988–1990;
1993–1996). She was Pakistan's first and to date only
female prime minister.

Her family is from the Bhutto tribe of Sindhis. Bhutto was
the eldest child of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali
Bhutto, a Pakistani of Sindhi descent and Shia Muslim by
faith, and Begum Nusrat Bhutto, a Pakistani of Iranian-
Kurdish descent, similarly Shia Muslim by faith. Her
paternal grandfather was Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto, who came to
Larkana District in Sindh before the independence from his
native town of Bhatto Kalan, in the Indian state of Haryana.

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 President Farooq Leghari. She went into self-
imposed exile in Dubai in 1998.

Bhutto returned to Pakistan on 18 October 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were withdrawn.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 where she was a leading opposition
candidate. The following year she was named one of seven
winners of the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human

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