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Biographies & Autobiographies
Benazir Bhutto was twice prime minister of Pakistan, and was campaigning for a return to power when she was assassinated on December 27, 2007. She was born into a political family - her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was Pakistan's Prime Minister from 1973-77, and was deposed, imprisoned, and finally executed after a military coup. Benazir was imprisoned repeatedly before leaving for exile in London. She began to take interest in the political activities of her father's party - Pakistan people's Party (PPP), and returned to Pakistan in 1986. And in 1988, she was elected Prime Minister. For the next decade she was one of the most prominent women leaders in the world, and was seen in particular as a symbol of progress in women's rights. Bhutto was again forced into exile in 1999 and came back to Pakistan in October 2007 to lead her party in upcoming national elections.
This book provides deep insights into the life and achievements of Benazir Bhutto. Going deep into her family background, her early childhood and education, it describes how her father was hanged and how she entered politics. Her policies and achievements as Prime Minister of Pakistan has also been discussed. Her important speeches and interview have been incorporated as well.
About the Author
Yasir Hussain (1976- ) is a journalist qualified from the Jamia Millia Islamia University and has been contributing to the columns of different magazines and newspapers regularly.
Table of Contents
Benazir Bhutto: Great Leader of Pakistan
Hanging of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Her Tryst with Destiny
Her Entry into Politics
Her Speeches and Interviews
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)
Her Manifesto for 2008 Elections