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 (bo͞o′tō), Benazir 1953-2007.
Pakistani politician who, as prime minister (1988-1990 and 1993-1996), was the first woman to lead a primarily Muslim nation in the postcolonial era. Facing accusations of corruption, she went into self-imposed exile (1998-2007), after which she returned to Pakistan to reenter politics and was subsequently assassinated at a campaign rally.


, Zulfikar Ali 1928-1979.
Pakistani politician who formed the Pakistan People's Party (1967) and became president (1971) and prime minister (1973). In 1977 he was deposed by a coup d'état and later executed.


1. (Biography) Benazir (ˈbɛnəzɪə). (1953–2007), Pakistani stateswoman; prime minister of Pakistan (1988–90; 1993–96); deposed and subsequently defeated in elections in 1997; assassinated during the 2007 election campaign
2. (Biography) her father, Zulfikar Ali (ˈzʊlfɪkɑː ˈɑːlɪ). 1928–79, Pakistani statesman; president (1971–73) and prime minister (1973–77) of Pakistan: executed for the murder of a political rival


(ˈbu toʊ)
Benazir, born 1953, prime minister of Pakistan 1988–90 and 1993–96.
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He said again PPP government in Sindh will complete its five term and resolve the problems of common people on priority basses by following the foot prints of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto.
Let us on this day re-dedicate ourselves to the democratic mission of Shaheed (martyr) Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto whose life was dedicated to fighting dictatorship and those seeking to defame and dismantle democratic institutions," he added.
In a message read out on the occasion, President Asif Ali Zardari said that there is a vast treasure of material available on the ideas, thoughts and philosophy of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto as well as on the life she lived so gloriously and vigorously.
Begum Bhutto is a great woman and a national asset not only because she is the woman behind two great leaders of our country u Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto u but also, she in her own right, has fought a heroic struggle for the restoration of democracy in the country," said Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on the occasion of her 81st birthday.
Musharraf had also been accused of hatching a conspiracy to assassinate former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
Bilawal said that it was a measure of her commitment to democratic ideals that when the mandate of the people was stolen and the party had only seventeen members in the National Assembly, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto decided to pursue the path of democratic struggle.
Agha Feroz regretted the PPP government attitude towards his efforts and said that despite his efforts the PPP government did not give him a proper place for holding exhibition on the birthday of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.
Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto chair would compile/collect data based on all possible aspects of Shaheed Mohtarma's life.
He said Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto took over the mantle of leadership from her late father former Prime Minister Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
She paid rich tribute to Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto on the occasion of her fifth death anniversary.
On the occasion, SPSF office bearers Taufeeq Khoso, GM Malik, Mustafa Samejo, Sadam Memon, Naik Jalbani, Kamran Odhano, PPP leaders Khair Muhammad Shaikh, Aijaz Leghari, and registrar of the university Prof Amanullah Jokhio, paid rich tributes to Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.
A charismatic and peerless leader as she was, Benazir Bhutto had the honour to serve the Nation as the first female prime minister of the country twice - first from 1988 to 1990 and then from 1993 to 1996.