Friday, December 28, 2007

Bhutto was the first woman to be a prime minister of the Muslim world

Born on June 21, 1953 in Karachi, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was the
first woman to be a Prime Minister of the Muslim world.

She was twice elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. The charismatic
Bhutto was first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1988 at the age
35. Benazir Bhutto was one of the youngest chiefs of state in the
world. She was re-elected in 1993 but was dismissed three years later
by then President Farooq Leghari. Benazir Bhutto was the eldest child
of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Begum Nusrat Bhutto,
who was of Kurdish-Iranian origin. Her paternal grandfather was Sir
Shah Nawaz Bhutto, a Sindhi and a key figure in Pakistan's
independence movement. After completing her early education in
Pakistan, Ms Bhutto pursued her higher education in the United States.
From 1969 to 1973, she attended Radcliff College, and then Harvard
University, where she obtained a B.A. Degree in comparative
government. Between 1973 and 1977, Ms Bhutto studied philosophy,
politics, and economics at Lady Margaret hall, oxford. Benazir had
returned to Pakistan on October 18 this year after ending her self
imposed exile since in 1998.

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