Benazir Bhutto – The daughter of Pakistan’s assassinated in Rawalpindi

A Pakistani politician who served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996. She was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation.

A memorial to Benazir Bhutto erected at the site of her assassination in Liaqat Rd, Rawalpindi

The assassination of Benazir Bhutto took place on 27 December 2007. The leader of the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party, had been campaigning ahead of elections scheduled for January 2008. Shots were fired at her after a political rally at Liaqat National Bagh, and a suicide bomb was detonated immediately following the shooting. She was declared dead at 18:16 local time, at Rawalpindi General Hospital. Twenty-three other people were killed by the bombing. Bhutto had previously survived a similar attempt on her life.

 

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