Benazir Bhutto’s 63rd birth anniversary observed

21 Jun, 2016 11:44 am

LAHORE (92 News) – The 63rd birth anniversary of slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was observed on Tuesday.

Assefa Bhutto and Bakhtawar Bhutto laid a floral ‘chadar’ on the grave of their mother.

Stringent security arrangements had been made on the occasion. The area from Ghari Khuda Bux to Naudero was sealed.

Benazir was born on June 21, 1953 in Karachi to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Nusrat Bhutto and received initial education from Lady Jennings Nursery School Karachi.

She completed her O-Levels at the age of 15 years and received her undergraduate degree at Harvard. She completed her graduate degree in political science from England’s Oxford University.

Benazir Bhutto was made chief of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) during her exile in 1973 and she was received by a huge crowd upon her return in 1987.

Following the killing of General Zia in a plane crash in Bahawalpur on 17th August 1988, PPP sweeped the 1988 general elections and Benazir Bhutto was elected the first female prime minister of Pakistan and Islamic world.

Ghulam Ishaq Khan dismissed her government in August 1990 alleging corruption but she was again re-elected as Prime Minister in 1993.

The former prime minister was martyred on December 27, 2007 outside Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi.

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