Benazir in exile
2011-12-19 12:24:52 GMT : (Benazir Bhutto/Self-Exile In London)
In January 1984, giving in to international pressure, General Ziaul Haq allowed the Bhutto family, after six years of house arrests and imprisonment, to travel abroad for medical reasons.
After surgery, Benazir Bhutto resumed her political activities and began to raise concerns about the mistreatment of political prisoners in Pakistan at the behest of the Zia regime. The intensified pressure for...
The Zia regime
2011-12-19 12:19:43 GMT : (Benazir Bhutto/Self-Exile In London)
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's children and his wife Nusrat Bhutto found the military dictatorship of General Zia-ul-Haq very difficult. Benazir Bhutto and her younger brother Murtaza spent eighteen months in and out of house arrest as she struggled to rally political support to force General Zia-ul-Haq to drop murder charges against her father.
On behalf of Bhutto's former Law minister Abdul H...
1988 Parliamentary elections
2011-12-19 12:14:28 GMT : (Benazir Bhutto/Self-Exile In London)
Benazir Bhutto, who had returned to Pakistan after completing her studies, found herself placed under house arrest in the wake of her father's imprisonment and subsequent execution. Having been allowed to return to the UK in 1984, she became a leader in exile of the People's Party of Pakistan (PPP). For the first time in the history of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to head a major ...
Rocky road to power
2011-12-19 11:42:07 GMT : (Benazir Bhutto/Self-Exile In London)
Benazir Bhutto took the mantle of power from her father Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, getting elected twice as Prime Minister of Pakistan. She inherited her bearing and physical presence from her mother Nusrat Bhutto. Her family and close friends knew her as "Pinky."
As a Muslim woman leader, Bhutto was almost an iconic figure in the West. She became the first woman prime minister of an Islamic state.