Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed was the former
Prime minister of Pakistan. She was born on 21 June 1953 in Karachi. She was
the daughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
She was elected prime minister of Pakistan twice. She was sworn in as Prime
Minister for the first time in 1988 at the age of 35 and become he first
woman elected to lead a Muslim state. In 1993 she was re-elected as Prime
minister of Pakistan.
Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto is the author of two books “Foreign Policy in
Perspective” (1978) and her autobiography, “Daughter of the East” (1989).
Several collections of her speeches and works have been compiled which
include “The Way Out”, Pakistan Foreign Policy, Challenges and Responses in
the Post-Cold War era in “After the Cold War” by Keith Philip Lepor and Male
Domination of Women offends her Islamic religion in “Lend Me Your ears:
Great Speeches in History” by William Saffire. The most recent being “The
Way Out” (1980). She has also contributed to many periodicals and to the
books, “Predictions for the Next Millennium” by Kristof and Nickerson and
“Book of Hopes and Dreams” published by Bookmaster Inc.
On 27 December 2007, Bhutto was killed while leaving a campaign rally for
the PPP at Liaquat National Bagh Rawalpindi.