Bhutto, Benazir /ˈbuːtəʊ/


(1953–2007), Pakistani stateswoman, Prime Minister 1988–90 and 1993–6, daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. She was the first woman Prime Minister of a Muslim country. Defeated in elections in 1997, she was later charged with corruption offences and banned from public office; the conviction was subsequently overturned. She was assassinated after returning to Pakistan to campaign for re-election.

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