Benazir Bhutto - Great South Asian Leader & Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan

(WASHMA KHAN, MOSCOW)

Benazir Bhutto greatly contributed to political history of Pakistan and the entire Middle East. She was very well known for being one of the sole, if not the sole Pakistani politicians that was a woman. Looking closer, we find how inspirational and influential this woman really was to politics in Pakistan. We’ll discover her aspirations, her political agenda, her accomplishments and many important details that are necessary to understand the life of Benazir Bhutto.
 


Ms. Bhutto was born on June 21st, 1953. Although not very much is known about her early childhood, it is known that at age 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.
 


 

Not soon after graduating, Bhutto’s father was executed by the new Military government instated in Pakistan. It is suspected that she wished to fulfill her father’s dream of a “better” Pakistan. She decided she would try to be Prime Minister herself. Unfortunately, when she returned, she was arrested by the new government. After being imprisoned for about three years, she was finally released. She then exiled herself to London, England until the current military regime had been overthrown. In 1986, she returned to Pakistan and formed a new party, the Pakistan People’s Party, referred to as the PPP. During the next election, Benazir Bhutto won and became the first woman to ever govern a Muslim Nation.
 


During her time in power, her goals where, “to restore democracy, stimulate economic growth, and defeat the jihadists.” As soon as she was elected Prime Minister of Pakistan, she accomplished her first goal of restoring democracy to her country. She gave all of Pakistan’s citizens many freedoms and restored the vote for prime minister as well. Bhutto also tried to stimulate the failing economy. Unfortunately, this was a...

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We’ll discover her aspirations, her political agenda, her accomplishments and many important details that are necessary to understand the life of Benazir Bhutto in many books and articles.
By: Zohaib, Karachi on Feb, 19 2018
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A lady that saw a very hard time during her early 20 years after his father's death. Benazir Bhutto won and became the first woman to ever govern a Muslim Nation was no doubt a strong lady.
By: Rafiq, Karachi on Feb, 11 2018
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I never saw a lady likes Benazir Bhutto who after the death of her father ran the political party in Pakistan with dignity and patience. She is indeed the Iron Lady of Pakistan who left us very early in 2007.
By: Asma, Karachi on Jan, 29 2018
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Benazir Bhutto was a legacy of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. She fought as hard and gallantly like her father. But she was prevented from achieving a strong hold in Pakistani politics.
By: Essha, Lahore on Jan, 21 2018
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Benazir Bhutto was one of the great leaders, especially she did a lot for the rights of women. She did a vital role in small region of Sindh for providing Roti Kapra Makan.
By: Essha, Karachi on Jan, 17 2018
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Her political career and personal life are full of problems and oppositions but she always stood firm and became first ever female prime minister of Pakistan.
By: kashif khan, lahore on Jan, 16 2018
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Bhutto family has been in Pakistani politics for a long time. It’s a good composition regarding her life and profession. Its heart breaking how politicians have been assassinated in the history of Pakistan
By: Sarim, Rawalpindi on Jan, 13 2018
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As she became the first female PM of Pakistan, she showed the world that women in our country are not less than anyone. Modest and decent women like her are true promoters of feminism.
By: sara, isl on Jan, 10 2018
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The day this amazing woman died was one of the darkest days in the history of Pakistan. Pakistan lost a great leader that day.
By: Ayesha, Karachi on Jan, 08 2018
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The whole background of Benazir Bhutto was well Educated, she was also a highly qualified Prime Minister of Pakistan, but for the successes of any Prime minister it is necessary to be qualified for the whole party, this is the point where she collapses and failed.
By: anam, khi on Dec, 24 2017
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As a person and as a Pakistani Ambassador the role of Benazir Bhutto is best, he was the most educated and brave lady, later on becoming the first lady Prime Minister of Pakistan but many allegations in her political career.
By: arsalan, khi on Dec, 18 2017
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When the month of December arrives, I memorized the day when one of the brave lady Benazir Bhutto was killed in terrorism. Her life was like an ambassador of Pakistan, she also achieved a lot in her political career.
By: huma, khi on Dec, 13 2017
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On this Yom e Tahsees of PPP, we never forget the sacrifices of Bhuttos family, especially the services of Benazir Bhutto, which she did for the nation and also want to do but she victimized by terrorist attack on her.
By: sajid, khi on Dec, 07 2017
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Various steps of this great lady Benazir Bhutto was remarkable, she made many hospitals and Schools epsecially in the Sindh. Her first priority to give Roti Kapra Makan to every Pakistan for that she came back in Pakistan.
By: amir, khi on Nov, 28 2017
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There is no doubt about the intention of Benazir Bhutto about Pakistan but some I think some external pressure and the involvements of different Bolsheviks parties made there role for her murder.
By: akbar, khi on Nov, 17 2017
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I think the statement of Benazir Bhutto, “Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism” may be the main reason of her death. Her aim to fight against the terrorist after reached in Pakistan but no doubt she was brave lady because she knew all the threats when she alive.
By: shakeela, khi on Nov, 15 2017
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Benazir Bhutto was one of the great leader, especially she did a lot for the rights of women. She did a vital role in small region of Sindh for providing Roti Kapra Makan, her aim was also good but unfortunately she also victim in this terrorist fight.
By: zubair, khi on Nov, 14 2017
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Benazir Bhutto was the first lady who appointed as a Prime Minister of Pakistan but unfortunately her era was not good for the state. As a party leader she did many services for the sake of peoples.
By: abid, khi on Nov, 10 2017
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The father of Benazir Bhutto, Zulfiqar Bhutto was the founder of largest political party (PPP) of Sindh. After that, she became a chair person of this party and later on became the first lady Prime Minister of Pakistan. She faced many threats in her career and it was also became a caused of her murder.
By: yasir, khi on Nov, 09 2017
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No body can deny about the life of Benazir Bhutto about her desires for the bright future of Pakistan but unfortunately the structure of Pakistani politics was the great oppose of her politics that was the cause of her failure.
By: akhtar, khi on Nov, 08 2017
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