Benazir Bhutto: Five facts you must know

Benazir Bhutto was 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. Ideologically a liberal and a secularist, she chaired or co-chaired the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) from the early 1980s until her assassination in 2007.

Benazir is still highly acknowledged among her followers and the party workers. She was born 21 June 1953.

Native City

Naudero is consider as a native city of Benazir Bhutto, but actually it was Karachi. She was born and raised here and receive her initial education in the metropolis.

First language

Benazir Bhutto spoke Urdu and Sindhi fluently but the first language she was taught was English.

Alma Matters

Bhutto received her early childhood education from the Lady Jennings Nursery School in Karachi.

She was then sent to the Convent of Jesus and Mary in Karachi and from there to the Jesus and Mary Convent, a boarding school in Murree.

Persian Mother

Her Mother Nusrat Bhutto was originated from Iran, she settled in Karachi after her wedding with the Zulfekar Ali Bhutto.

During the official visit to Iran, as Prime Minister, Mr and Mrs. Bhutto was warmly welcome by the Raza Shah Pehlvi – the King of Iran, but her Queen Farah Deeba didn’t attend the ceremony.

According to the Iranian royal laws, Queen can’t welcome or host any Iranian citizen.

Asian President of Oxford Union

Benazir Bhutto earned her higher education from the oxford university and during her stay in oxford, she was elected as a president of the debating society of the Oxford union. She was the first Asian woman elected in this designation.


Benazir was two years old then her spouse and later President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, which is considered odd in Pakistan’s oriental society.