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Benazir Bhuto former Prime Minister of Pakistan
WAP2001101075 - 10 OCTOBER 2001- WASHINGTON, D. C. USA: Benazir Bhuto, chairman of the Pakistan People's Party and former Prime Minister of Pakistan as she delivered a lecture on "Charting the Course for Change: Commentary of the 21st Century." to members of the American University Kennedy Political Union in Washington, D. C.,October 10, 2001. rw/Ricardo Watson UPI
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Senior Vice Chairman = Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao

Benazir Bhutto (Sindhi: بينظير ڀٽو; Urdu: بینظیر بھٹو, pronounced ; 21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007) was a Pakistan-born politician, with Pakistani and Kurdish-Iranian origin, who chaired the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), a centre-left and the largest political party in Pakistan. Bhutto was the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state, having twice been Prime Minister of Pakistan (1988–1990; 1993–1996). She was Pakistan's first and to date only female prime minister and was the eldest child of former Prime minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and former First Lady of Pakistan Nusrat Bhutto, and was the wife of current President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari.

Bhutto was sworn in as Prime Minister for the first time in 1988 at the age of 35, but was removed from office 20 months later under the order of President Ghulam Ishaq Khan on grounds of alleged corruption. In 1993 she was re-elected but was again removed in 1996 on similar charges, this time by her party's elected President Farooq Leghari. She went into self-imposed exile in Dubai in 1998.

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