Benazir Bhutto Biography

Benazir Bhutto; 21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007 was a Pakistani politician and stateswoman who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan for two non-consecutive terms from 1988 to 1990 and then from 1993 to 1996. A scion of the politically powerful Bhutto family, she was the eldest daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, a former prime minister himself who founded the centre-left, social-democratic Pakistan Peoples Party. She holds the status of being the first female leader of a Muslim country.

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. 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. Noted for her charismatic authority and political astuteness, Bhutto drove initiatives for Pakistan's economy and national security, and she implemented social-capitalist policies for industrial development and growth. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Benazir Bhutto
Nationality:
Pakistan
Profession:
Politician
Religion:
Shia Islam, Sunni Islam
Date of Birth:
June 21, 1953
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Date of Death:
December 27, 2007
Age at Death:
54
Cause of Death:
Assassination, Firearm
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