Daughter of Destiny
21 June 1953
Date of birth: June 21, 1953
Place of birth: Karachi
Country of nationality: Pakistan
Party: Pakistan People’s Party
The birth name of this Former Pakistani Politician is Benazir Bhutto. The tag name is Pinkie. She has Pakistani citizenship.
|Real Name||Benazir Bhutto|
|Height||in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 62 kg
in Pounds- 137 lbs
|Favorite things/Persons||Model, Actress|
|Family||Father- Late Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (Former Pakistani Politician)
Mother- Late Nusrat Bhutto (Former Pakistani- Iranian Public Figure)
Brother- Late Murtaza Bhutto (Former Pakistani Politician)
Late Shahnawaz Bhutto
Sisters- Sanam Bhutto
Benazir Bhutto was born on June 21, 1953, in Karachi, Pakistan, the eldest child of former premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. She went on to found the Pakistan People’s Party and serve as the nation’s prime minister (from 1971 to 1977). After completing her early education in Pakistan, she pursued her higher education in the United States. Bhutto attended Radcliffe College from 1969 to 1973 and then enrolled at Harvard University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in comparative government. It was then onto the United Kingdom, where she studied at Oxford University from 1973 to 1977, completing a course in international law and diplomacy.
Education: University of Oxford, Radcliffe College
|School||Lady Jennings Nursery Schoo, Karachi
Convent of Jesus and Mary, Karachi
Presentation Convent High School, Rawalpindi
Convent of Jesus and Mary, Murree
Karachi Grammar School, Karchi
|Colleges/ Universities||Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, England
St Catherine’s College, Oxford, England
|Educational Qualifications / Educational Level||B.A (Hons) in Comparative Politics
International Law and Diplomacy
|Net Worth||₹3 Crore (as in 2011)|
At Harvard, Bhutto majored in comparative government and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in 1973. In 1971, while she was at Harvard, Zulfikar invited her to join him in New York City, where he was involved in a United Nations Security Council meeting on that year’s Indo-Pakistani War.
Leader of the PPP
Bhutto returned to Pakistan in 1977 and was placed under house arrest after the military coup led by General Mohammad Zia ul-Haq overthrew her father’s government. One year after Zia ul-Haq became president in 1978, the elder Bhutto was hanged after his conviction on charges of authorizing the murder of an opponent. She inherited her fat her’s leadership of the PPP.
She started her professional life as After the execution of her father in 1979, she was named the elected as Peoples Party’s chairwoman in 1982.. The main profession is Former Pakistani Politician.
She moved to England in 1984, becoming the joint leader in exile of the PPP, then returned to Pakistan on April 10, 1986, to launch a nationwide campaign for open elections.
Benazir Bhutto was a Pakistani politician who served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996. She was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation.
Childhood: 1954–1968. Bhutto was born at the Pinto’s Nursing Home on 21 June 1953 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. Her father was the politician Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and her mother was Begum Nusrat Ispahani, of Iranian Kurdish parentage. … The couple had married in September 1951, and Benazir was their first child.
Parents: Zulfikar Bhutto, Nusrat Bhutto
Sibling: Murtaza Bhutto, Shahnawaz Bhutto
She married a wealthy landowner, Asif Ali Zardari, in Karachi on December 18, 1987. The couple had three children: son Bilawal and two daughters, Bakhtawar and Aseefa.
December 18, 1987
|Spouse(s)||Asif Ali Zardari ( m. 1987)|
|Relations||Bhutto family Zardari family|
|Children||Bilawal Bakhtawar Aseefa
In elections held in October 1993 the PPP won a plurality of votes, and Bhutto again became head of a coalition government. Under renewed allegations of corruption, economic mismanagement, and a decline of law and order, her government was dismissed in November 1996 by Pres. Farooq Leghari.
Benazir Bhutto became the first female prime minister of Pakistan in 1988. She was killed by a suicide bomber in 2007.
The Benazir Income Support Programme is a federal unconditional cash transfer poverty reduction program in Pakistan. Launched in July 2008, it was the largest single social safety net program in the country with nearly Rs. 90 billion distributed to 5.4 million beneficiaries in 2016.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Benazir Bhutto
- Benazir, in an interview, said she hated how she had to walk so much in such bone-chilling cold of England when she was at Radcliffe College. So sheltered was her life before moving to Harvard that she was always driven to and picked up in a car.
- The martial law in Pakistan was lifted in December 1985. The homecoming of Benazir was in April 1986, which was celebrated by hundreds of thousands of Pakistani civilians resulting in the motorcade to slow down to a crawl that it took nearly 10 hours to travel just 13 kms.
Despite every preventive measure that Musharraf took to prevent PPP from winning the 2002 elections, Benazir led party secured most number of seats (80). Such an unfortunate the lady was that some of the elected members of her party made their own wing called PPP- Patriots.
Faisal Saleh Hayat led wing later formed a coalition government with Musharraf’s party, Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-Azam).
- She was from a political family and had inherited her father’s uniform of being a leader of one of the Muslim majority states. Her father was the founder of Pakistan People’s Party.
- Benazir Bhutto’s 15 bedroom mansion in Surrey, a place where dignitaries and world leaders in their formal attire might have sipped tea in the bone china mugs, is now being used by swingers and couples to meet for wife/ girlfriend swapping, and erotic evenings.
- The price that she paid after boring herself into the politics was constant detentions, house arrests, imprisonment, and that too under distressing conditions for nearly 5 years.
- The two terms that she served as Prime Minister of Pakistan were no less than torture as she was constrained by Pakistan’s two most powerful institutions, ‘Military’ and ‘Mullahs.’ Most of what she had lost in those ruling years was the credibility because of the charges of corruption and that of nepotism. It was further degraded when her second brother was shot dead after he challenged her status as party leader.
- After nearly 5 years of trails against her husband, she and the kids were reunited with Asif Ali Zardari in December 2004.
- In November 2007, Benazir was placed under house arrest for a couple of hours before she was to address a rally against the state of emergency that was declared by Musharraf earlier that month.
- Though Benazir was aware of the risk to her life, she expressed her desire in an interview in August 2007 that she wanted to go back to Pakistan for 2008 parliamentary elections. She finally fled to Karachi in October the same year.
- When she was to address a rally in Karachi in October 2007, two explosions were witnessed soon after she landed at Jinnah International Airport, which left 136 people dead and more than 450 got injured in the attack. Just as she was ducked back to the steel command center to relieve her swollen feet from her sandals after about 10 hours of ruckus through Karachi, a bomb again went off. The total number of people injured according to PPP records stood 1000 and at least 160 dead.
On December 27, 2007, Benazir, while leaving her campaign rally in Rawalpindi brought her head out of the sun shield of her bulletproof car providing killers with the complete exposure to her body unsecured. They then fired the shots at her head and soon the bombs were also detonated around her car. 17:35 was the local time she was taken to the Operation Theatre and was declared dead at 18:16. The cause of death was not determined until Scotland Yard investigators in February 2008 concluded that it was due to blunt force trauma to the head as she was tossed by the explosion
Bhutto’s autobiography, Daughter of the East, was published in 1988 (also published as Daughter of Destiny, 1989); she also wrote Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West, which was published posthumously in 2008