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Benazir Bhutto
بينظير ڀُٽو  (Sindhi)
بینظِیر بُھٹّو  (Urdu)
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11th and 13th Prime Minister of Pakistan
In office
18 October 1993 – 5 November 1996
President Wasim Sajjad (Acting)
Farooq Leghari
Preceded by Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi (Acting)
Succeeded by Malik Meraj Khalid (Acting)
In office
2 December 1988 – 6 August 1990
President Ghulam Ishaq Khan
Preceded by Muhammad Khan Junejo
Succeeded by Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi (Acting)
Leader of the Opposition
In office
17 February 1997 – 12 October 1999
Preceded by Nawaz Sharif
Succeeded by Fazl-ur-Rehman
In office
6 November 1990 – 18 April 1993
Preceded by Khan Abdul Wali Khan
Succeeded by Nawaz Sharif
Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party
In office
12 November 1982 – 27 December 2007
Preceded by Nusrat Bhutto
Succeeded by Asif Ali Zardari
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Personal details
Born (1953-06-21)21 June 1953
Karachi, Sind, Dominion of Pakistan
Died 27 December 2007(2007-12-27) (aged 54)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Cause of death Assassination (Gunshot wounds and bomb injuries)
Resting place Bhutto family mausoleum, Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, Sindh
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Peoples Party
Asif Ali Zardari (m. 1987)
Relations Bhutto family
Zardari family
Parents Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (Father)
Nusrat Bhutto (Mother)
Education Harvard University
University of Oxford

Benazir Bhutto (21 June 1953 - 27 December 2007) was a Pakistani politician.

Bhutto was the elder daughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Nusrat Bhutto (née Ispahani).

Bhutto was the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state. She was elected Prime Minister of Pakistan two times. She was sworn in for the first time in 1988 but removed from office 20 months later under orders of then-president Ghulam Ishaq Khan on a belief that she was corrupt. In 1993 Bhutto was re-elected but was again removed in 1996 on similar charges, this time by President Farooq Leghari.


On December 27, 2007, Benazir Bhutto was killed while getting into a vehicle to leave a political meeting for the Pakistan Peoples Party in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. An assassin shot her in the neck and chest before detonating an explosive vest. This killed about 30 people and wounded many others.

She is called Shaheed-e-Jamhuriat (Martyr of Democracy) by her fans.

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