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Bhut·to(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.
Bhutto, 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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Benazir, born 1953, prime minister of Pakistan 1988–90 and 1993–96.
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