Benazir Bhutto


Political Leader

Designation: Former PM and Pakistani democratic socialist
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Pakistan People''s Party

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Benazir Bhutto (21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007) was a Pakistani democratic socialist who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms from 1988 until 1990 and 1993 until 1996. She was the daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, a former prime minister of Pakistan and the founder of the Pakistan People's Party, which she led.

In 1982, at age 29, Benazir Bhutto became the chairwoman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)—a democratic socialist, centre-left party, making her the first woman in Pakistan to head a major political party. In 1988, she became the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state and was also Pakistan's first (and thus far, only) female prime minister. Noted for her charismatic authority and political astuteness, Benazir Bhutto drove initiatives for Pakistan's economy and national security, and she implemented social capitalist policies for industrial development and growth. In addition, her political philosophy and economic policies emphasized deregulation (particularly of the financial sector), flexible labor markets, the denationalization of state-owned corporations, and the withdrawal of subsidies to others. Benazir Bhutto's popularity waned amid recession, corruption, and high unemployment which later led to the dismissal of her government by conservative President Ghulam Ishaq Khan.

In 1993, Benazir Bhutto was re-elected for a second term after the 1993 parliamentary elections. She survived an attempted coup d'état in 1995, and her hard line against the trade unions and tough rhetorical opposition to her domestic political rivals and to neighboring India earned her the nickname "Iron Lady"; she is also respectfully referred to as B.B. In 1996, the charges of corruption leveled against her led to the final dismissal of her government by President Farooq Leghari. Benazir Bhutto conceded her defeat in the 1997 Parliamentary elections and went into self-imposed exile in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 1998.

After nine years of self-exile, she returned to Pakistan on 18 October 2007, after having reached an understanding with Military President General Pervez Musharraf, by which she was granted amnesty and all corruption charges were withdrawn. Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a bombing on 27 December 2007, after leaving PPP's last rally in the city of Rawalpindi, two weeks before the scheduled Pakistani general election of 2008 in which 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 Rights.

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zain ( bangkok,Thailand) Friday, December 4, 2009 9:28:31 AM (MDT - USA)
کوئی کافر ھی کیون نا ھو اگر وہ مر جائے تو اٌسے برا بھلا نھین کھنا چاھئے،تم لوگ کیسے مسلمان ھو جو صرف قومیت اور تعصب کی بنیاد پر ایک مسلمان عورت کو گندی گندی گالیان نکال رھے ھو،ھماری قوم پر اسلئے عزاب الاھی نازل ھوا ھے۔

faisal raza ( karachi,Pakistan) Monday, May 18, 2009 10:52:17 PM (MDT - USA)
We don't need these types of corrupt / unpatriotic politicians . They come and go but keep you in the mud . How much shameful it is we got the most corrupt person the head of state.

Ali Sid ( Karachi,Pakistan) Monday, May 11, 2009 6:46:25 AM (MDT - USA)
can't believe they have named an airport after her in Pakistan...that's really an insult to the leaders who created Pakistan ..they were not evil and corrupt like this woman..please change the name of that airport in Islamabad to Liaqat Ali Khan airport or allama iqbal airport

bhutto ka sipahi ( lahore,Pakistan) Wednesday, April 29, 2009 3:59:15 PM (MDT - USA)

ghulam mujtaba ( ballaghaderreen,Ireland) Monday, April 20, 2009 7:12:15 AM (MDT - USA)
Rest in peace.but she was not good 4 pakistan. bcoz she gave 200 names of sikhs and their details to india.THAT WAS A GOOD TIME 4 PAKISTAN when india sovereignty was really in the hands of GOD give the sense to her husband.who is a big ***********

Imran Shah ( Tando jam,Pakistan) Wednesday, April 8, 2009 2:42:13 PM (MDT - USA)
she was evil and she has introduced evil values in Pakistan. she has looted billions of dollars from this poor country along with her spouse zardari. this couple was most corrupt couple in the world. the people who believe she was daughter of rich father and must also look at her sister sanam bhutto who has admitted that BB was paying school/tuition fees of her kids. both sisters got same share from the property of z. a. Bhutto so if one is now richest in Pakistan and other can't even pay the fees of her kids is open evidence of her corruption.

Khurram Raza ( Laurel,United States) Friday, March 27, 2009 4:12:14 PM (MDT - USA)
Yes you are right Mr"To Blind people" She was not good for Pakistan. But you are so stupid that you are talking about sect. People like you spread hatered among people. She was not shia. And shia never try to harm any suni. Stupid man.

rajesh ( hyderabad,Pakistan) Sunday, March 22, 2009 9:37:54 AM (MDT - USA)
she was the great politician of not only pakistan but whole world. all those who r opposing ppp or mohatrama are telling lie and not sincere to Pakistan, because they are not one sided and not considering popularity of mohatrama from Kashmir to Karachi; in four provinces northern areas also. can they tell any name bearing so much popularity as a national; Pakistani politician??? nawaz bhai is in Punjab, altaf is in Karachi and imran in media...... they can not be called politician in real sense.

Arfan ( wuhan,China) Saturday, March 21, 2009 2:10:21 PM (MDT - USA)
she could not change anything in this country like typical politicians in this country.She could not fight with ill system of Pakistan. Even she could not stop zardari s' interference.Landlord,authoritarian,dictator in thinking like all Pakistani party leaders in their parties.She should not accept Govt.without taking all powers.Personality vise she was attractive,intelligent and determinant.

Shahid ( Toronto,Canada) Wednesday, February 25, 2009 6:45:33 PM (MDT - USA)
She was never sincere with the country. In both of her tenure she never made a single decision that really worked for the country or the people. She came to Pakistan because of a deal, made all promises to work for US.First she denied about Surrey palace then she accepted it , this is just an small example of her dishonesty.

A H ( NJ,United States) Monday, February 23, 2009 1:02:21 PM (MDT - USA)

Ammar Ali ( Lahore,Pakistan) Sunday, February 22, 2009 12:46:02 AM (MDT - USA)
She was the most intelligent politician in the history of Pakistan.She was the extremists' worst nightmare and was a threat to the establishment.Had she been alive she really would have created a new Pakistan.

Ammar Ali ( Lahore,Pakistan) Sunday, February 22, 2009 12:44:05 AM (MDT - USA)
She was the most intelligent politician in the history of Pakistan.She was the extremists' worst nightmare and was a threat to the establishment.Had she been alive she really would have created a new Pakistan.

Latif Memon ( Hyderabad,Pakistan) Friday, February 13, 2009 2:59:40 PM (MDT - USA)
she has promoted unethical, immoral and evil values in the politics of Pak. she was world famous but not a good leader and good woman at all.

nasir wastti ( karachi,Pakistan) Thursday, February 12, 2009 5:26:06 AM (MDT - USA)
she was evil.

ABID AZAD KHAN ( LONDON,United Kingdom) Sunday, February 8, 2009 4:00:49 AM (MDT - USA)

Shahid Rizvi ( Karachi,Pakistan) Thursday, February 5, 2009 7:12:43 AM (MDT - USA)
***** mernay key baad bi jaan nehi choor rehi hai. dekho ab ***** keleay 5 million dolloars dena paray ga. ***** jetay ji bi loottee rehee aur mernay ka baad bi jaan nehi choor rehee hai aur ooper sei ham ko mr 100% ke hawalay ker gai hai. lanat ho tuj par aur mr 100% par bi.

Sabir Ali ( Karachi,Pakistan) Wednesday, February 4, 2009 8:20:22 AM (MDT - USA)
I think the total discredit of today's dirty and unethical politics goes to this lady and beygerat musharaf. They have introduced evil values in our politics and the NRO and judges issues are the latest example of this.

sarfraz ( Karachi,Pakistan) Friday, January 30, 2009 4:45:22 AM (MDT - USA)
She was not sincere to Pakistan and its people. She was working on Americans and Zionists agenda to badly hurt this great muslim country. This she did, otherwise, in the form of Mr.420%. No place or monument should be in her name in this country. She does not deserve this, period.

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