Benazir Bhutto

Title

Benazir Bhutto

Subject

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan

Description

First woman of an Islamic country to serve as Prime Minister

Creator

Amy French

Source

Image: Wiki Commons

Birth Date

1953

Birthplace

Karachi, Pakistan

Death Date

2007

Occupation

Politician

Biographical Text

Benazir Bhutto was the first woman in an Islamic country to serve as a prime minister. She became the youngest chief executive in the world at the age of 35. She brought electricity to the countryside and built schools in her country. She survived an assassination attempt that took the lives of 100 bystanders. A few weeks later, there was a second attack. A gunman shot up her car before detonating a bomb, killing more than 20 bystanders and himself. She died as a result of that act.

Bibliography

Bhutto, Benazir and Mark Siegel. Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West. (HarperCollins, 2008). Published posthumously.

Bhutto, Benazir.  Daughter of Destiny: an Autobiography. (Simon and Schuster, 1989).

Bhutto, Benazir. Pakistan: the Gathering Storm. (1983).

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Date Added
June 8, 2014
Collection
Leadership/Governance
Item Type
Person
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Citation
Amy French, “Benazir Bhutto,” Women Who Dared, accessed September 17, 2019, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/11.