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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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KARACHI -- Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has paid rich tribute to Shaheed Shahnawaz Bhutto on his 34th Yaum-e Shahadat.
NAUNDERO -- Local PPP leaders held Quran Khuwani at Bhutto House Thursday to commemorate 34th death anniversary of Shaheed Shahnawaz Bhutto.
ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Thursday said if the founder of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was alive today, he would have announced protest march against the corruption of present day PPP.
KARACHI -- Sindh Minister for Labour and Human Resources Ghulam Murtaza Baloch said that Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was not only a great politician and leader of Pakistan, but he was also respected across the world especially in Muslim countries for his leadership qualities and wisdom.
LARKANA -- Pakistan Peoples Party-Shaheed Bhutto chairperson Ghinwa Bhutto has hit out at Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and said that he takes after his paternal grandfather Hakim Ali Zardari more than maternal grandfather Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and now he has encircled himself with thieves and criminals.
Chaudhry said that PPP has the same connection with Bhutto like Nawaz-league has it with Quaid-e-Azam's Muslim League.
ISLAMABAD:Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday said if Pakistan People's Party (PPP) founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto were alive today, he would have announced a protest march against the corruption of the present day PPP.In a rejoinder to the speeches of Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, he said that if PPP respected the courts, then why and against whom they had announced to launch a protest.
KARACHI -- The launch of 'The Psychodynamics of his Rise and Fall,' a book on the founder and leader of Pakistan Peoples Party, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was held at Karachi Gymkhana on Tuesday.
KARACHI:Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said Saturday that Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was the leader of poor, downtrodden and oppressed people and with his vision and wisdom he made Pakistan a nuclear state.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Zardari had contested general election for the first time and made his entry into the National Assembly and his sister Bakhtawar had claimed she is happy that third Bhutto generation has stepped into political arena of the country.
Karachi -- Pakistan people's Party (PPP) Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari on Monday said that those who were afraid of Benazir Bhutto once, are afraid of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari now.
LARKANA:Chairman, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Co-Chairman of PPP and former President Asif Ali Zardari alongwith Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari and Aseefa Bhutto Zardari visited the Mausoleums of Bhutto family in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, on Thursday on the 10th Death Anniversary of Former Prime Minister Shaheed Benazir Bhutto.