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  WIC Biography - Benazir Bhutto
Bhutto was arrested on numerous occasions; in all she spent nearly 6 years either in prison or under detention for her dedicated leadership of the then opposition Pakistan Peoples Party.
Benazir Bhutto was born in Karachi in 1953.
Benazir Bhutto is a woman of courage and conviction and we are proud to acknowledge her with the International Leadership Award.
www.wic.org /bio/bbhutto.htm   (241 words)

  BBC NEWS | South Asia | Benazir Bhutto's extraordinary career
Benazir Bhutto was once feted at home and abroad as a symbol of modernity and democracy, but she has since fought a long battle against corruption allegations.
Benazir's father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was prime minister of Pakistan in the early 1970s.
Benazir Bhutto is the last remaining bearer of her late father's political legacy.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/2228796.stm   (1130 words)

 Online NewsHour: Asia-Pacific Archive | PBS
In an extended version of the interview aired Friday on the NewsHour, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto pledged to continue her campaign of political pressure aimed at ending the military rule of President Pervez Musharraf and warned of new instability if a peaceful solution is not found.
Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto urged Pakistan's President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to step down Tuesday and ruled out serving with him in a future government as she remained barricaded inside her home under house arrest in Lahore.
Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, her long-awaited return from exile marred by a suicide attack that killed up to 136 people, blamed militants Friday for trying to assassinate her and said she would not "surrender our great nation" to them.
www.pbs.org /newshour/region/asia   (2165 words)

 Benazir Bhutto News - The New York Times
The daughter of a prime minister who was ousted and hanged by the Pakistani military, Benazir Bhutto became the first woman leader of an Islamic country when she became prime minister in 1988 at the age of 35.
The opposition leader Benazir Bhutto said she had warned the Pakistani government that suicide bomb squads were going to go after her on her return to the country.
By JOHN F. A decade after she led this impoverished nation from military rule to democracy, Benazir Bhutto is at the heart of a widening corruption inquiry that Pakistani investigators say has traced more than $100 million to foreign bank accounts and properties controlled by Ms.
topics.nytimes.com /top/reference/timestopics/people/b/benazir_bhutto   (827 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto launches Pakistan election campaign, ...
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Benazir Bhutto presented her election manifesto Friday, dimming the prospect of an opposition boycott that could undermine President Pervez Musharraf's efforts to show Pakistan is returning to democracy.
Bhutto, a two-time prime minister who returned to Pakistan from exile in October, was the first major political leader to present a platform for the election campaign.
Bhutto left open the possibility that her party could yet join a boycott of the ballot – a move that would deepen Pakistan political chaos, but win popular support for its advocates because of Musharraf's unpopularity.
www.uniontrib.com /news/world/20071130-1117-pakistan.html   (986 words)

 Benazir Bhutto
Benazir Bhutto entered the political arena in 1976 as political advisor to her father, Z. Bhutto
Benazir Bhutto, the eldest child of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, was born on June 21, 1953, at Karachi.
As she was not yet of age, Benazir Bhutto assisted her father as an advisor.
www.storyofpakistan.com /person.asp?perid=P024   (261 words)

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A fascinating speech by Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan at the Oxonian Society www.oxoniansociety.com Th..
Pakistan People's Party Chairperson and former premier Benazir Bhutto has confirmed that she is in contact with Pres..
www.ganges.com /search_video/?q=bhutto   (424 words)

 By Date - Council on Foreign Relations
Benazir Bhutto, Former Prime Minister, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Listen to Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan, discuss the political and military situation in Pakistan and how to promote democracy in the country.
Watch Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan, discuss the political and military situation in Pakistan and how to promote democracy in the country.
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 Benazir Bhutto: Leader With a Headstart
Democracy descended into the deep freeze when Bhutto, a fiery left-wing populist who had emerged from the landed gentry of Sind province, was accused by the new military government of complicity in a provincial assassination plot which had led to the death of the intended victim's father.
Benazir, devoted to the memory of her father, lived for one purpose—to vindicate his life and avenge his death by returning democracy to Pakistan.
When he tentatively set a date for elections just after the scheduled birth of Benazir Bhutto's child, he seemed to be changing the rules just to thwart her ambitions.
www.washington-report.org /backissues/0189/8901017b.htm   (1031 words)

  Benazir Bhutto - MSN Encarta
Benazir Bhutto, born in 1953, Pakistani political leader, who served as prime minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and from 1993 to 1996.
Bhutto was educated at Radcliffe College in the United States and at the University of Oxford in England, where she was the first Asian woman to be elected president of the Oxford Union.
Subsequent attempts to oust the ruling party resulted in Bhutto’s deportation to the city of Karāchi in 1992, and she was temporarily banned from entering Islāmābād, the capital of Pakistan.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569025/Benazir_Bhutto.html   (445 words)

 Benazir Bhutto: Comeback Kid?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bhutto started on her comeback offensive, spurred on by two things: the growing unpopularity, ineffectiveness and internal discord of the government that replaced her; and the bogging down of the so-called accountability process aimed at indicting her and her husband for massive corruption.
Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan and leader of its opposition, held a news conference last spring in Islamabad, Pakistan to describe the current prime minister’s performance as “zero.” She accused the government of failing to provide security to people while bomb explosions are routine in the country.
Bhutto’s resurgence is due to her talents, her fighting spirit but also to the barrenness of Pakistan’s political landscape which leaves her the only viable alternative to a successor who is not delivering the goods.
www.aliciapatterson.org /APF1901/MacFarquhar/MacFarquhar.html   (1553 words)

 Benazir Bhutto Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Benazir Bhutto (born 1953) became prime minister of Pakistan in 1988.
Bhutto was invited by Pakistan's President Ghulam Ishaq Khah to form a government and was sworn in as prime minister on December 2, 1988.
Benazir Bhutto was born in Karachi, Pakistan, on June 21, 1953.
www.bookrags.com /biography/benazir-bhutto   (1245 words)

 Benazir Bhutto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Benazir Bhutto is the eldest child of the deposed Pakistani premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Begum Nusrat Bhutto, who was of Kurdish-Iranian origin.
Bhutto was sworn in as Prime Minister of a coalition government on December 2, becoming at age thirty five the youngest person and also the first woman to head the government of a Muslim-majority state in modern times.
Bhutto is currently (as of September 2004) based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where she cares for her children and her mother, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and from where she travels around the world giving lectures and keeping in touch with the Pakistan Peoples Party's supporters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Benazir_Bhutto   (1366 words)

 CNN - Benazir Bhutto accused in brother's death - Sept. 21, 1996
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- Benazir Bhutto's political opponents Saturday rushed to condemn her in the death of her estranged brother Murtaza, and a high court judge was appointed to investigate the bizarre gunfight that took his life in the posh Clifton Road neighborhood of Karachi.
Murtaza Bhutto had long been a political opponent of his sister Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's Prime Minister, and his death is another twist in a tragic family history.
Benazir Bhutto's father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, a former Prime Minister and wealthy landowner, was toppled in a coup in 1979 and hanged two years later.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9609/21/pakistan.bhutto/index.html   (588 words)

 Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, expresses support for war effort: 10/01
Bhutto urged the audience to remember that the American democracy "is a hope for people all around the world," and that millions come here "seeking freedom, equality and pluralism" -- values the "fanatics" hate and fear.
Allegations of corruption dogged Bhutto during both her stints as Pakistan's prime minister, from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996, and many charges await her and her family if she were to return to Pakistan.
Bhutto herself was imprisoned several times in Pakistan, both before and after her election as prime minister.
news-service.stanford.edu /news/2001/october24/bhutto-1024.html   (784 words)

 Pakistan - The First Government of Benazir Bhutto
Benazir Bhutto, the first woman prime minister of a modern Muslim state, is clearly the beneficiary of dynastic politics and of the emotional ties of a large section of the electorate to her charismatic family.
Benazir also faced not only the old problems of the political role of the military forces, the division of power between the central and provincial governments, and the role of Islam, but also pressing new ones, including a large budget deficit and growing ethnic violence.
Benazir let the political legacy of her family intrude, for example, when able public servants, who had earlier harbored disagreements with her father, were dismissed for reasons other than job performance.
countrystudies.us /pakistan/74.htm   (1316 words)

 History of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto
Benazir Bhutto spent the next eighteen months in and out of house arrest as she struggled to rally political support to force Zia to drop fallacious murder charges against her father.
Bhutto's persecution began in earnest after the dismissal of her father's government in 1977 and his execution in 1979 as she intensified her denunciations of Zia and sought to organize a political movement against him.
Bhutto's stirring oratory, familiar name, and striking appearance helped give her a strong mass appeal, but she had to struggle to wrest real power from the PPP's old-guard leadership, members of which were wary of her gender, youth, and political wisdom.
www.dubaippp.homestead.com /MBBhistory.html   (1571 words)

 Benazir Bhutto scheduled to appear at Distinguished Speaker Series--Click here for more information and to order tickets
Benazir Bhutto, at the age of 35, became the youngest Chief Executive Officer in the world and the first woman Prime Minister in the Muslim world.
Bhutto guided the resistance to the military regime in Pakistan, mobilizing world public opinion on behalf of the restoration of democracy to her people.
After the death of dictator General Zia-al-Haq in a plane crash in August 1988, Benazir Bhutto led her party to a sweeping electoral victory in November and was sworn in as Prime Minister.
www.speakersla.com /walesa/bhutto.htm   (503 words)

 Benazir Bhutto   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Benazir Bhutto became Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1988 as the Soviet Union was retreating from its attack on Afghanistan.
When audiences around the globe hear Benazir Bhutto’s dramatic story of democracy and deposal, they are awed by the tireless strength with which she struggles to bring freedom to the people of her country.
As the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto is a living icon of the battle for democracy, and stands with only a handful of female executive leaders who have shaped the global events of the last century.
speakerseries.com /spk2003/bhutto.htm   (261 words)

 Sindh Today . Net   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Benazir Bhutto: I see a bright future ahead for Pakistan one where the people prosper with peace on the borders, with freedom and the rule of law bringing in progress and prosperity.
Benazir Bhutto: I was born into a famous family and lived in the public life all the time.
Benazir Bhutto: Its wrong to say that the PPP is a Party of the Waderas and the Choudhries.
www.sindhtoday.net /benazirbhutto.htm   (4729 words)

 Benazir Bhutto may finally return soon | despardes.com
There have been rumors of Benazir's imminent return to Pakistan but PPP leader Amin Fahim recently denied it saying "I did not discuss the issue of Benazir Bhutto’s return to Pakistan during a meeting with her in Dubai." Amin Fahim was quoted telling a private TV channel last week.
Benazir's attempted "disassociation" statement to the Swiss court in September is being taken as the basis for getting "the clean chit" repeatedly referred by Musharraf.
Ms Bhutto had informed the magistrate during her last appearance on September 19 that the Swiss companies involved in money laundering were not hers, nor did she accept a necklace "as gift" because, according to her mother it was not appropriate.
www.despardes.com /foi/112105-benazir-bhutto.html   (676 words)

 Asia Times Online - The best news coverage from South Asia
Benazir Bhutto, daughter of former premier Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, as leader of the Pakistan People's Party, served as premier for two terms, 1988-90 and 1993-96, the first term making her the first female prime minister in the Muslim world.
Benazir Bhutto: The slogan "death to America" was, to my knowledge, raised before Islamic extremists took center stage in global politics.
Bhutto: It is a fact that the Musharraf regime was the biggest supporter of the Taliban, who harbored al-Qaeda, which was recruiting and training men for terrorism prior to 9/11.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia/FK03Df03.html   (2037 words)

 Interview with Benazir Bhutto | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
Sitting on the sofa in her fourth-floor Kensington apartment, Benazir Bhutto is sipping on her Starbucks chai, a fond memory of the sugary, milky tea that is a mainstay of the Pakistani life she left behind long ago.
Bhutto soon stepped out of her father's shadow and after studying at Oxford and Harvard she returned to a fanatical welcome in Pakistan in 1986 as thousands thronged to her speeches, eager to catch sight of the new Bhutto.
Bhutto will, he has warned, go straight to jail should she dare to fly home (she has already been convicted of failing to appear before a court to answer charges of corruption).
www.guardian.co.uk /pakistan/Story/0,2763,774840,00.html   (1992 words)

 Benazir Bhutto's government dismissed   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He named as interim prime minister a veteran of Bhutto's party: Miraj Khalid, in his late 60s, is a former speaker of the legislature who had retired from politics after clashing with Bhutto's authoritarian style.
This is the second time Bhutto has been dismissed from power, with her first term ending in 1990 after only 20 months in office.
When Bhutto was removed from power in 1990, she used mass demonstrations to orchestrate the early dismissal of her successor, Nawaz Sharif, and regained office in 1993.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/world/96/11/05/bhutto.html   (692 words)

 Benazir and the Bomb   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But Benazir has woven it into an explanation of her father’s execution by President Zia in 1979–that Bhutto was killed at America’s behest, in fulfillment of Kissinger’s threat.
This is a point Benazir was less eager to push in the years when she was working to establish her credentials as America’s most reliable ally in Pakistan.
Benazir Bhutto, dove that was, is now laying claim to a new titled, "architect of Pakistan’s missile technology." She knows that in a climate of nuclear pride, there are no rewards for abolitionists.
www.aliciapatterson.org /APF1902/MacFarquhar/MacFarquhar.html   (1362 words)

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