Benazir Bhutto

November 12, 2007
by findingDulcinea Staff
After eight years of exile in London, Ms. Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, recently returned to the country amidst violence and threats against her life.

Confronting the Past

In 1988, at the age of 35, Benazir Bhutto became the youngest and the first Muslim woman Prime Minister in the world. Conflicts between her government and the administration led to her dismissal by President Ghulam Ishaq Khan in 1990. Bhutto was re-elected as Prime Minister for the second time in October of 1993. The Pakistan People’s Party (P. P. P.) had won the largest number of seats in the legislatureand formed a new government with the help of cross-party alliances, but her own nominated President, Farooq Ahmad Khan Leghari, dismissed her government again in November 1996 on corruption charges.

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