[274] She was also a founding member of the Council of Women World Leaders, a group established in 1996. [528], The couple had three children: a son, Bilawal, was born in September 1988, while she was campaigning for that year's election. [17] Taking her exams in December 1968, Bhutto passed her O-levels with high grades. [526] Regarding the rumors of separation, in 2008 Bhutto's friend Victoria Schofield said that the marriage should not be judged by ordinary standards. [134] A joint U.S.–Pakistani investigation was unable to ascertain the cause of the crash, although sabotage was widely suspected, with the Soviets, Americans, Indians, and Israelis all presented as potential culprits. [225] On her trip to the United States, she told Congress that "we do not possess, nor do we intend to make, a nuclear device". [177] However, she had some successes with initiatives to encourage the development of civil society;[178] she ensured the release of a number of political prisoners detained under the Zia government. [255] This move reflected the lack of internal democracy within the party, which was increasingly referred to as the "Bhutto Family Party" (BFP). Bilawal, Benazir''s eldest son, said the people of Pakistan must similarly unite to save the country. [455] In 2009, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon established a three-person team to lead the investigation comprising the Chilean Heraldo Muñoz, Irish Peter FitzGerald, and Indonesian Marzuki Darusman. It was discovered that Dassault, a French aircraft manufacturer, had agreed to pay Zardari and another Pakistani man $200 million to ensure he would facilitate a $4 billion sales of fighter jets. [270] She expressed bemusement as to why many thought her spending was lavish: "I mean, what is poor and what is rich? "[496] In contrast to those Islamic clerics who insisted that her involvement in politics contrasted with Islamic values, she insisted that there was no conflict. [447] They claimed to have proof that the attack had been masterminded by Baitullah Mehsud, leader of the Pakistani Taliban. "We are a part of the parliament to support the democratic we will ignore the discrepancies in the election," he remarked, demanding a probe into rigging allegations. In Sindh where marriage age is 18, we saw how law stopped an adult marrying a 10 year old! [481] Bhutto advocated the creation of an expanded economically and politically stable middle class in Pakistan, believing that this was needed in order to sustain a stable democratic state. He also said that Imran Khan is the prime minister of ‘donkeys’ and ‘living corpses’ as used to refer to people of Pakistan before becoming the Prime Minister. [171], The journalist Christina Lamb believed that in being raised in a wealthy and aristocratic family, Bhutto was unable to appreciate the struggles of Pakistan's poorest. [42] In 1972, Benazir accompanied her father to the India-Pakistan Summit in Simla as a replacement for her mother, who was ill.[43] There, she was introduced to the Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. [304] He hung a picture of Zardari up in the guest toilet of his house as an act of disrespect to his brother-in-law. Benazir Bhutto was a female Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1988, but she was killed in 2007 by a suicide bomber.She was born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan on 21 st June 1953.She was the eldest child of former leading Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.She takes over the party and served the nation after getting the post of Prime Minister which was from 1971 – 1977. But, according to American ambassador to Pakistan, William Milam's bibliography, Bangladesh and Pakistan: Flirting with Failure in South Asia, the Eighth Plan (which reflected the planned economy of the Soviet Union) was doomed to meet with failure from the very beginning of 1994, as the policies were weak and incoherent. Please never mention the railways to me again". We will. [267] With rapidly growing inflation and higher taxes, there was growing discontent over Pakistan's economic situation. [538], Ahmed stated that Bhutto was one of the very few political leaders who had been able to "assume the iconic status of a political martyr in the West while simultaneously evoking strong sentiments in the Muslim world". Shahnawaz Bhutto (November 21, 1958 – July 18, 1985; Sindhi: شاھنواز ڀٽو) was the son of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the former President and Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1971 to 1977 and Begum Nusrat Bhutto, who was of Iranian Kurdish descent. [360], She was in Dubai while the PPP contested the October 2002 general election; it received the largest number of votes but only 63 seats in the National Assembly. [436] In the afternoon, she gave a speech at a PPP rally held in Rawalpindi's Liaquat National Bagh. [190] Bhutto also wanted to replace Mahbub ul Haq as a finance minister, but again the military opposed her. Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari with father Asif Ali Zardari | Photo Credit: Twitter. [490] Bhutto also took a hard stance against militant Islamism. [323][324] After 1993, the country's national economy again entered in the second period of the stagflation and more roughly began bite the country's financial resources and the financial capital. Journalists, Politicians and people of Pakistan were all praise for the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bhutto Zardari after he delivered his maiden speech in the parliament. 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