Benazir Bhutto – One of the Most Influential Political Personalities in History

The prominent political personality of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto’s 11th death anniversary is being observed today. She was assassinated on 27th of December, 2007 subsequent to gun shot, when she was leaving after the rally in Rawalpindi while standing through the car’s escape hatch to wave to the crowd.

Benazir Bhutto is known as one of the most influential political personalities in the history and her patriotism for the country carries nothing to be doubted. She was the daughter of the great leader Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and she ensured to prove the essence of being his daughter by leading everything in his manner throughout her life.

Benazir Bhutto, aka as Pinky (to her father), was born on 21st June, 1953 in Karachi to a politically significant and wealthy family. She studied at Harvard University and the University of Oxford, where she was President of the Oxford Union. Benazir Bhutto showed her brilliance during her studies time as well apart from the known political career.

She proved herself with exceptional leadership qualities just like her father Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, stepping into the political career after her father was ousted from his reign by military coup.

Benazir Bhutto returned Pakistan in 1986 and was warmly welcomed by the people of the nation who considered her as a ray of hope at that time.

She tied the knot with Asif Ali Zardari in year 1987, who was a prominent businessman at that time. She has 3 children Bilawal, Aseefa and Bakhtawar.

Her struggle paid off on 10 of January, 1988 when she took oath as first female Prime Minister of Pakistan however her government had to face dissolution merely after 10 month time period. Benazir was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation. She was a Pakistani politician who served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996.

She also had to face long term exile in Dubai but despite of threats to life, she returned home in the year 2007. The warm welcome by her own people made Bhutto break into tears out of the uncontrollable patriotic emotions for Pakistan and the people of the nation. She stated that, “Coming back to my country. I dreamt of this day for so many months and years, I counted the hours, I counted the minutes and the seconds…”

She struggled hard to make Pakistan as per her father’s dream with the justified provision of bread, clothes and home to every citizen of Pakistan. Despite of hurdles on the path, she continued consistently to stay closer to the people of the nation in order to be the one resolving their matters at grass root level.

The terrorists attempted to attack her in Karachi but she wasn’t afraid and kept on mingling with the people at public platforms regardless of caring about her own life. But unfortunately, she became the target of gunshot leading to blast on 27th of December, 2007 in Rawalpindi.

Benazir Bhutto, apart from her strong political background, is undoubtedly a role model for the females of Pakistani society who want to grow in their respective fields at such a level that they can be as much dominantly influential as that of Benazir.

The way she balanced her personal life with the professional life, along with brilliant brought up of her children Bilawal, Aseefa and Bakhtawar, no one can find any match to this example of strength.

She proved herself as a good listener for the deprived people of the nation and that’s the reason everyone was in love with her for her unconditional services.

Even after 11 years of her death, she is still alive as a strong part of Pakistan’s political history carrying along the memories of utmost struggle, gains and losses as an asset for her family. She will always be remembered.

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  1. Bilal Bin Saeed says

    Very well written. After 11 years once again we all remember her for herself and not for Zardari or PPP anymore.
    She had her own identity and no one matches her by any means. Well described mam.

  2. AKMAL says

    please stop your hero worship,she everything for revenge for father & self interest ,never in the interest of PAK ,if she had any interest for pak or pple of pak do you think she would have let the looting be done by her huby as she did ? .i even saw in uk going around saying i will help you in anyway if you get me back in power .you pple need stop hero worship and open your eyes & see where pak is & where it could have if not for the likes these looters .O NO DOUBT U LOT BE WAITING FOR BILLO NEXT TO PRAISE & HOLD DEARLY WHILE HE TAKES AWAY FROM PAK WHAT HIS MUMMY & DADDY COULDNT ,,,SAD SAD PPLE

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