The 66th birth anniversary of former prime minister and Pakistan People’s Party chairperson, Benazir Bhutto, is being observed across the country today (June 21). Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has arranged functions in different cities across the country to mark the day in befitting manner.
Benazir Bhutto was assassinated during a public gathering at Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh on December 27, 2007. Pakistan People’s Party has finalized arrangements for the main function in this regard at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh and also announced a public holiday throughout the province.
Benazir Bhutto was born on on June 21, 1953 in Karachi, Pakistan. She was politician who became the first woman leader of a Muslim nation in modern history. She served two terms as prime minister of Pakistan, in 1988–90 and in 1993–96. Bhutto was the daughter of the politician Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who was the leader of Pakistan from 1971 until 1977. BB completed her education from Harvard University (B.A., 1973) and subsequently studied philosophy, political science, and economics at the University of Oxford.
She became the first woman leader of a Muslim nation
After her father’s execution in 1979 during the rule of the military dictator Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq, Bhutto became the titular head of her father’s party, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), and endured frequent house arrest from 1979 to 1984. In exile from 1984 to 1986, she returned to Pakistan after the lifting of martial law and soon became the foremost figure in the political opposition to Zia.
she was the daughter of one of the bravest politician Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
In elections held in October 1993 the PPP won a plurality of votes, and Bhutto again became head of a coalition government. Under renewed allegations of corruption, economic mismanagement, and a decline of law and order, her government was dismissed in November 1996 by Pres. Farooq Leghari.
She married a wealthy landowner, Asif Ali Zardari, in Karachi on December 18, 1987. The couple had three children: son Bilawal and two daughters, Bakhtawar and Aseefa.
She married a wealthy landowner, Asif Ali Zardari, on December 18, 1987
The couple had three children: son Bilawal and two daughters, Bakhtawar and Aseefa
While in self-imposed exile in Britain and Dubai, she was convicted in 1999 of corruption and sentenced to three years in prison. She continued to direct her party from abroad, being re-affirmed as PPP leader in 2002.
Bhutto returned to Pakistan on October 18, 2007, after President Musharraf granted her amnesty on all corruption charges, opening the way for her return as well as a possible power-sharing agreement.Bhutto was killed when an assassin fired shots and then blew himself up after an election campaign rally in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007.
Bhutto was killed in an election campaign rally in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007
The attack also killed 28 others and wounded at least another 100. The attacker struck just minutes after Bhutto addressed a rally of thousands of supporters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, eight miles south of Islamabad. She died after hitting her head on part of her vehicle’s sunroof—not as a result of bullets or shrapnel, a spokesman for Pakistan’s Interior Ministry said. President Musharraf said that he had asked a team of investigators from Britain’s Scotland Yard to assist in the investigation into Bhutto’s killing.
Hundreds of thousands of mourners paid last respects to former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on December 28, 2007, as she was buried at her family’s mausoleum in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, the southern province of Sindh. She was buried alongside her father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
she was buried at her family’s mausoleum in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh
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14 September, 2019