Benazir Bhutto
The 1988 Election of Benazir Bhutto


Benazir Bhutto served as the Prime Minister of Pakistan for two non-consecutive terms from 1988-1990 and from 1993-1996. She was the eldest daughter of former Pakistani prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. With her election in 1988, Bhutto became the first female leader of a Muslim country. This video shows coverage … Continue reading

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Bhutto’s Family Remembers the Days Before Her Assassination

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In this clip from “Bhutto,” a documentary about Benazir Bhutto’s life, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, her children and husband describe the days leading up to her assassination on December 27, 2007. Bhutto’s daughters, Bakhtawar and Asifa, recall how Bhutto believed that her life was in God’s hands now and … Continue reading

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Thousands Mourn Benazir Bhutto


In a news segment following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, thousands of Pakistanis are seen mourning their former prime minister’s death in the streets of the cities of the country. Benazir Bhutto was the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan and served two terms: 1988-1990 and 1993-1996. Bhutto went into exile … Continue reading

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Niece Mourns Benazir Bhutto Following Her Assassination


In this interview with NDTV, former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto is mourned by her niece, Fatima Bhutto, following Benazir’s assassination on December 27, 2007. Fatima describes how Benazir will have a lasting memory in Pakistan’s politics because she was the nation’s first female Prime Minister. Fatima reflects on how … Continue reading