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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.
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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
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(ˈbu toʊ)
Benazir, born 1953, prime minister of Pakistan 1988–90 and 1993–96.
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MALAKAND -- Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) tehsil Batkhela chapter of Malakand division on Saturday celebrated the 66th birth anniversary of Shaheed Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto with zeal and devotion.
KARACHI -- Works and Services Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah and Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information, Law and Anti-Corruption Murtaza Wahab announced that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has started a tree plantation drive across Pakistan, while talking to the media on the 66th birth anniversary of Benazir Bhutto.
ISLAMABAD -- The opposition in Senate on Friday staged a walkout from the house against the government's exclusion of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's name from the official Women's Day advertisement.
It was early morning of 17th October when Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was giving goodbye kisses to Bakhtawar and Aseefa in the outer lounge of her house in Dubai.
Dr Shah, who led a caravan of PPP activists, while talking to the media en-route to Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto to attend the 11th death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto, said that everyone should be subjected to accountability but the process should be within boundaries of law.
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Thursday termed assassination of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, a biggest loss of the country.
KARACHI -- Minister for Women Development Sindh Syeda Shehla Raza said that political and social reforms of Benazir Bhutto are a magnificent role model not only for Pakistan but the whole world.
Rehman Malik has paid rich tribute to Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto and martyrs of Karsaz.
He said that Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto travelled back defying all odds and threats to her life and against the advice of many.
The second term of Benazir Bhutto as prime minister was expected to be relatively more stable than her previous government.
The nation is observing the martyrdom of Benazir Bhutto, the first-ever woman Prime Minister of Pakistan on this day in 2007 when Pervez Musharraf was enjoying absolute power as military dictator.
Benazir Bhutto is the symbol of women empowerment in Pakistan and now there is a leadership programme to further the cause.