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01/12/1988 Muslim country has its first female PM

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The Rise And Fall Of Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto | NowThis World

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Benazir Bhutto: The First Female Prime Minister of Any Muslim Country

Benazir Bhutto was a Pakistani politician who served as Prime Minister of Pakistan. As Prime Minister, her attempts at reform were stifled by conservative and Islamist forces, including President Ghulam Ishaq Khan and the powerful military. Her administration was accused of corruption and nepotism and dismissed by Khan in 1990.
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    • Essentials 

    • Personal 

    • Childhood: 1954–1968 

    • University studies: 1969–1977 

    • Zulfikar's death and Benazir's arrest: 1977–84 

    • Release and self-imposed exile: 1984–87 

    • Electoral campaign: 1988 

    • First term as Prime Minister (1988–90) 

    • Foreign and military policy 

    • India and the nuclear bomb 

    • Dismissal 

    • First term as leader of the opposition (1990–93) 

    • Second term as Prime Minister (1993–96) 

    • Domestic and foreign policy 

    • Relations with Murtaza 

    • Domestic affairs 

    • Economic issues 

    • Privatisation and era of stagflation 

    • Foreign policy 

    • Relations with military 

    • Second dismissal 

    • Second term as leader of the opposition (1996–99) 

    • Charges of corruption 

    • Negotiating a return to Pakistan: 2006–07 

    • Return to Pakistan: October–December 2007 

    • Assassination: December 2007 

    • Ideology 

    • Personality 

    • Family 

    • Reception and legacy