Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007) was a Pakistani politician and the country's first female prime minister. She served as prime minister twice, between 1988 and 1990, and 1993 and 1996.

Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan, speaks to the press during a 1989 state visit to the United States.


Bhutto was born into a wealthy landowning family and was the daughter of Pakistan's first democratically elected prime minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. After attaining her primary education in Pakistan, she achieved a Bachelor of Arts from Radcliffe College at Harvard University. Thereafter she went on to study at Oxford University. In 1986, she married Asif Ali Zardari, with whom she had three children.

After completing her education abroad, Bhutto returned to Pakistan in summer 1977 to gain experience working for her ...

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