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Benazir Bhutto

Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto

Profession: Pakistani Prime Minister


Biography: Pakistani Prime Minister and 1st woman to lead a Muslim state.

Born: June 21, 1953
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: December 27, 2007 (aged 54)
Cause of Death: Assassination

Married Life

  • 1987-12-18 Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future Prime Minister, marries Asif Ali Zardari

Historical Events

  • 1986-04-10 Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan
  • 1986-08-14 Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested
  • 1988-11-16 Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto's PPP wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years
  • 1988-12-01 Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)
  • 1990-08-06 President Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan
  • 2007-10-18 After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to Pakistan. The same night, suicide attackers blow themselves up near Bhutto's convoy, killing over 100, including 20 police officers. Bhutto escapes uninjured.
  • 2007-12-27 Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated by a suicide bomber in Rawalpindi

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