Obituary: Benazir Bhutto

January 3, 2008 5:53am CST
Benazir Bhutto followed her father into politics, and both of them died because of it - he was executed in 1979, she fell victim to an apparent suicide bomb attack. Her two brothers also suffered violent deaths. Like the Nehru-Gandhi family in India, the Bhuttos of Pakistan are one of the world's most famous political dynasties. Bhutto was sworn in as Prime Minister for the first time in 1988 at the age of 35, but was removed from office 20 months later under the order of then-president Ghulam Ishaq Khan on grounds of alleged corruption. In 1993 Bhutto was re-elected but was again removed in 1996 on similar charges, this time by President Farooq Leghari. Bhutto went into self-imposed exile in Dubai in 1998. Bhutto returned to Pakistan on October 18, 2007, after reaching an understanding with President Pervez Musharraf by which she was granted amnesty and all corruption charges were withdrawn. She was assassinated on December 27, 2007, after departing a PPP rally in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, two weeks before the scheduled Pakistani general election of 2008 where she was a leading opposition candidate. Truely, it has been a very tragic end of this leader. I want you to help me know more about her. Thanks
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
3 Jan 08
If you want to know more... Read my discussion
• Australia
3 Jan 08
Well thank you... but I only do research... I was not there... smile. You'll find a bit more information in the post below this one.
• India
5 Jan 08
I went through your discussion topic. It's loaded with info. Even though you just did a research work, I feel that you have a good sense of understanding and join past incidences and forsee. Thanks Aussies