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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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They offered prayers and laid floral wreaths at the graves of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto, Begum Nusrat Bhutto and other martyrs.
Mr Sharif and his party should uphold democratic values and respect institutions, he said, pointing out that many PPP leaders including the top brass Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari faced trials and suffered imprisonment but the party did not take any step that could cause harm to institutions or democracy.
Those who addressed historic gathering at Mochi Darwaza included Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Mahatama Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Nawabzada Liaqat Ali Khan, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy, Zulfqar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutoo, Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan and Nawaz Sharif.
KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) on Saturday proposed the name of Aseefa Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto's youngest daughter, for contesting elections from Lyari or Tando Allahyar.
Talking to media persons here at the residence of Syed Ali Nawaz Shah Rizvi, Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that the governments of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and Asif Zardari have served the masses and it was the reason that the party remained alive in their hearts.
However, the PPP chairman lamented that his family's hearts were broken when Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and his uncles were killed.
He said that PPP was the living and unblemished example of tolerance, which lost its giant leaders like elected Prime Ministers Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and thousands of its workers.
It is at this time that we must also look back with gratitude to legendary statespersons like Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and Mao Zedong, which made this alliance possible.
So it doesn't really come as a surprise when the owner, Malik Tanveer Ahmed, casually mentions that over the years his clientele has included General Zia, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto, Nusrat Bhutto, Pervaiz Musharraf and President Zardari.
They murdered Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto, and now they are planning the same about President Zardari," Shah said.
The author gives negative comments about the former political elites, particularly Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto, and Mian Nawaz Sharif.
Speakers lauded the efforts and sacrifices of late Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and their family for Pakistan and their commitment for democracy.