De­cem­ber 27 marks 3rd death an­niver­sary of Be­nazir Bhutto

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IS­LAM­ABAD: De­cem­ber 27 (Mon­day) marks 3rd death an­niver­sary of Sha­heed Mo­htarma Be­nazir Bhutto, who be­came the first woman leader of a Mus­lim nation in mod­ern his­tory. Ac­cord­ing to a pri­vate news chan­nel, dif­fer­ent car­a­vans and trains from ev­ery part of the coun­try are on way to Ghari Khuda Bakhsh (Sindh), na­tive town of Mo­htarma Be­nazir Bhutto with a large num­ber of her devo­tees on­board to pay trib­ute to the un­flinch­ing leader of Pak­istan at her grave on Mon­day.

Be­nazir Bhutto was the first woman elected to lead a Mus­lim state and had the hon- our of be­ing twice Prime Min­is­ter of the coun­try (19881990 & 1993-1996).

Be­nazir Bhutto was the daugh­ter of Zul­fikar Ali Bhutto, who ruled the coun­try from 1971 un­til 1977. She was born in Karachi on June 21, 1953. She at­tended the Lady Jen­nings Nurs­ery School and Con­vent of Je­sus and Mary in Karachi. Af­ter two years of school­ing at the Rawalpindi Pre­sen­ta­tion Con­vent, she was sent to the Je­sus and Mary Con­vent at Mur­ree. She passed her O-level ex­am­i­na­tions at the age of 15. She then went on to com­plete her A-Lev­els at the Karachi Gram­mar School. Af­ter com- plet­ing her early ed­u­ca­tion in Pak­istan, she pur­sued her higher ed­u­ca­tion in the United States. From 1969 to 1973, she at­tended Rad­cliffe Col­lege at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity, where she ob­tained a Bach­e­lor of Arts de­gree.

Be­nazir Bhutto stud­ied Phi­los­o­phy, Pol­i­tics, and Eco­nom­ics at Lady Mar­garet Hall, Ox­ford, dur­ing which time she com­pleted ad­di­tional cour­ses in In­ter­na­tional Law and Diplo­macy. Af­ter LMH she at­tended St Cather­ine's Col­lege, Ox­ford and was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Bhutto later called her time at Har­vard "four of the hap­pi­est years of my life" and said it formed "the very ba­sis of her be­lief in democ­racy". On June 2006, she re­ceived an Hon­orary LL.D de­gree from the Uni­ver­sity of Toronto Be­tween 1973 and 1977 Bhutto stud­ied Phi­los­o­phy, Pol­i­tics, and Eco­nom­ics at Lady Mar­garet Hall, Ox­ford, dur­ing which time she com­pleted ad­di­tional cour­ses in In­ter­na­tional Law and Diplo­macy. Af­ter LMH she at­tend St Cather­ine's Col­lege, Ox­ford and Later she re­turned to Pak­istan where her fa­ther, Zul­fikar Ali Bhutto, had been elected prime min­is­ter, but days af­ter her ar­rival, the mil­i­tary seized power and her fa­ther was im­pris­oned. -PB News

MOSCOW: US Pres­i­dent Barack Obama (left) and Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Dmitry Medvedev sign the new Strate­gic Arms Re­duc­tion Treaty (START). -Ap

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