Benazir Bhutto’s 10th Death Anniversary

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Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was born on 21st June, 1953 in Karachi, Pakistan. She belonged to a Sindhi family and had three siblings. She is known as the first ever woman who ruled over a Muslim majority in the history of the world.

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Her father Zulfiqar Bhutto was the most prominent leader. Benazir had studied Law from abroad, so, she assisted in the Defence of her father who was facing a murder trial. When Zulfiqar was sentenced to death, Bhutto along with her mother were put under house arrest for a period of six months.

After their release, they both were elected as co-chairpersons of the PPP. She started a Movement for the Restoration of the Democracy which ceased the martial law and empowered political parties.

Democracy needs support and the best support for democracy comes from other democracies. Democratic nations should… come together in an association designed to help each other and promote what is a universal value — democracy, she was quoted as saying.

In 1988, December, she became the first Prime Minister of Pakistan. Since then, majority of the country tied their hopes for gender equality, better international relations and democracy in the favor of the country.

She worked to improve the Foreign Policy, improvement of the Nuclear Program during her first premiership and also handled the 1989 Military scandal. President Khan in 1990, created such circumstances on political and social grounds that resulted in the dismissal of Benazir Bhutto.

In 1993, Benazir Bhutto came into power again and was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan for the second time. In this period, she tried for the betterment of socio-economic situation, Taliban issue, foreign affairs and other areas as well. Unfortunately, she was dismissed in 1996 without completing her tenure, due to corruption charges against her and her husband the future President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari.

When she returned Pakistan in 2007, Bhutto was assassinated by an anonymous gunman in Rawalpindi at Liaquat National Bagh on 27th December. She left thousands of her followers mourning over her death, billions in property damages were reported after the mourners gave into their emotions and reduced the country to a lawless mess.

Interior minister and Bhutto’s family friend Rehman Malik has said time and again that the dreaded militant commander Baitullah Mehsud killed Miss Bhutto.

On the night of 5 August 2009, while he was staying with his second wife at his father-in-law’s house in Zangara, a U.S. drone attacked the premises subsequently killing the main perpetrator who supposedly carried out the attack but questions still remain unanswered and Pakistan’s hierarchy is yet to produce facts to the general public.

 

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