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Did you know that: Benazir Bhutto Becomes First Female Leader of a Muslim Nation (1988)?


Benazir Bhutto Becomes First Female Leader of a Muslim Nation (1988)

The daughter of a Pakistani prime minister executed following a coup, Bhutto was keenly aware of the risks of political life. Nevertheless, she chose to follow in her father’s footsteps and in 1988 became prime minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to lead a Muslim nation. Dogged by allegations of corruption, she fled the country in 1999. She returned in late 2007 and, after escaping one attempt on her life, was assassinated. Who stood accused of the 1996 murder of her brother? More… Discuss