December 27 marks 3rd death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto
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
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