Benazir Bhutto was born into one of South Asia's great political dynasties, Pakistan's equivalent of the Nehru/Gandhi dynasty in India.Her father was president of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973, and Prime Minister from 1973 to 1977; his father, in turn, was prime minister of a princely state before independence and the Partition of India. So I was very much into saving the world. And he fell very ill, so my mother took him — he was again shoeless and backless — and my mother took him inside the house and said, you know, “What do you want, or whatever, to make you feel better?” And I remember he wanted a Coca-Cola. You were only 35 when you became the first woman to serve as prime minister of a Muslim country. Bakhtawar recreated her father's wedding ring for her fiancé  |  Photo Credit: Instagram, Benazir’s daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto gets engaged to Mahmood Chaudhary – See pics of extravagant ceremony, Which Sectors Will Revive Due To Vaccine? Kate Millet had just written her book and I remember all the discussions we’d have about which of us women would succeed. Well, thank you for giving us this opportunity. In those days there was much less dignity. But my mother got sick and actually she had lung cancer, but we didn’t know she was getting Alzheimer’s. How did this influence you? Following the ceremony, Bakhtawar shared a picture of herself and her fiance Mahmood Choudhry, along with a portrait of her late mother Benazir Bhutto in the background. How can a woman succeed?” Not necessarily in politics, but I wanted to be a diplomat. No man will want to marry her.” So all the time, for her, success depended on having a good catch as a husband, and having children. © 1996 - 2021 American Academy of Achievement. He was deposed in a … I think the two powerful influences in my life in my childhood was my father and my teacher in the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Mother Eugene. I learned in two decades that you can shape the direction of your society by being in power or even being outside power. You cannot just be in politics — or if you really want something — it is not an eight to five job. My father gave me a love for books. She should be killed! You ran to improve the position of women, social services, education, health. The ceremony took place at Bilawal House in Karachi, with Bakhtawar's father, former president Asif Ali Zardari, and her sister Aseefa in attendance. She was born 29 May 1982 in Kabul. She has committed heresy!”. I fear that the international community lacks a mechanism for conflict prevention or being in a position to end the conflict. In the span of 15 years, however, Murtaza managed to gain considerable notoriety for a brand of politics that has moved in a direction that was diametrically opposed to Benazir's. So suddenly I realized that they can’t take God away from me. Or your son could become prime minister. Did you have any doubts about what a woman could accomplish in a Muslim country? In the autumn of 2007, in the face of death threats from radical Islamists, and the hostility of the government, Benazir Bhutto and her husband returned to their native country. It was also a time when Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King and idealism — Cesar Chavez and the grape boycott from California, labor rights. She … And my mother, she used to be a working woman herself, she joined the National Guards. At 35, she was one of the youngest chief executives in the world, and the first woman to serve as prime minister in an Islamic country. As the daughter of the late Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband Asif Ali Zardari, Bakhtawar is an heiress to one of the most famous political dynasties of Pakistan. At the same time, Bhutto faced constant opposition from the Islamic fundamentalist movement. You’ve had to deal with family tragedy, you’ve been in and out of prison, in and out of detention. In her next Instagram post, Bakhtawar shared another interesting piece of information that has struck a chord with her followers. I have buried a father martyred at the age 50 and two brothers killed in the prime age of their lives. I think being able to climb back depends very much on the ability to reflect and see how the world has changed, because it’s going to go on changing. Now I think it’s not a man’s world anymore but in those days it was supposed to be. Maybe I’m a needy person, maybe I need love. A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world. And for me the suffering has been worth it because I think I could change things, and I am still idealistic and I am still optimistic. Benazir Bhutto: You have to keep going and keep in touch with people. So there is a lack of growth of regional institutions that could deal with regional violence and leave the global problems or the strategic problems to the more global powers. After a campaign rally in Rawalpindi, a gunman fired at her car before detonating a bomb, killing himself and more than 20 bystanders. Were there other influences or inspirations in your early life? The Pakistani public was shocked by this turn of events, and PPP supporters were divided over the charges against Zardari. After the tragic execution of her father, Benazir Bhutto joined the fight against the military dictatorship. Everyone is looking towards America, and the American people have their own problems. How would you feel about his going into politics? It was when I was in prison and everyone was cut off from me, my family, my friends, food, even couldn’t get a glass of water without having to beg somebody for it who came twice a day with my food, and no ice. There was a sense of adventure in going to unmapped places, braving beasts of unknown description, to conquer the world. It came gradually. So, she had the same ring duplicated for Mahmood Choudhry. I would certainly work towards it if life and fate and my people gave me that opportunity. Then I remember a later president who was from my own party. On the eve of Benazir’s graduation, her father, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, then prime minister, wrote to her that the ‘raw and ruthless life outside the gates of university awaits you’. Benazir Bhutto: Yes. Why don’t you go and live in London or Paris or Switzerland or Washington, and you are well taken care of, and have some happiness because you have seen too much suffering.” I reached out through the prison bars, and I remember grasping his hands and saying, “No, papa, I will continue the struggle that you began for democracy.”. He’s from the Punjab and if he makes an agreement it will be more acceptable.” Now I realize that maybe he was unable to do it because he came from a more militaristic background than I did. The Bhutto's were aristocratic, wealthy landlords from Sindh, part of the waderos or landed gentry. I — as a nation — was against the Vietnam war, but I found that my American fellow students were against that war too. In 1984 she was allowed to travel back to the United Kingdom, where she immediately took over as head of the PPP, replacing her mother, and began agitating for democratic reform. Benazir Bhutto: My hope is really for a world of peace that provides people opportunities to prosper. Benazir was born on June 21, 1953 in Karachi, Pakistan to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Begum Nusrat Ispahani. Benazir Bhutto: I’d tell them, “If you believe in something, go for it, but know that when you go for it there’s a price to be paid. I think power for itself is useless. So she started behaving differently and we thought it’s because she’s had this serious illness, and she’s reflecting on how to lead her life. That generation that grew up in the last decade, used to seeing me as prime minister or as leader of the opposition, has now seen Wajed winning in Bangladesh and Mrs. Çiller in Turkey, and other Muslim countries, this has had an impact on the Muslim world. He founded the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and was prime minister from 1971 to 1977. I remember the iodized salt; the clerics said, “You shouldn’t eat iodized salt because it has really got population control in it, and you won’t be able to have any children.”  So we did take on an agenda that frightened the people who believed in the status quo, and who actually believed in a tribal patriarchal society, because to a great extent there is still an undercurrent of a patriarchal society in Pakistan. Her career has been celebrated as a triumph for women in the Muslim world and for the global fight against Islamic extremism. I don’t know why. We were still very much in that phase when words and expressions were more grandiose and the imagination was more grandiose. Benazir Bhutto, twice Prime Minister of Pakistan (1988–1990; 1993–1996) and then-leader of the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party, had been campaigning ahead of elections scheduled for January 2008. Nobody could do it, but he sliced it. And suddenly I found that since mommy was away and the whole party was about to collapse unless I was there, so I started looking after the party at that stage. Benazir Bhutto left a deeply polarizing legacy. Several universities and public buildings in Pakistan bear Benazir Bhutto’s name, while her career influenced a number of activists, including Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai. I tried to placate even the clerics originally. Benazir Bhutto was the eldest daughter of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Nusrat Bhutto. | India Development Debate, CM Mamata Banerjee vows to contest from Suvendu Adhikari's constituency I The Newshour Agenda, Protesting farmers prep for a mega tractor rally, but SC reiterates? The others didn’t like to sit down and do their homework, but I loved doing it. It’s an around the clock job. Her father, Prime Minister Ali Bhutto, was imprisoned and eventually executed. Baloch rights council urges UN to ensure probe into activist's death But my own agenda was very much poverty alleviation and population planning, for instance. He loved reading books and he’d make sure that I bought books and he’d buy me books. So I went back really at the right time. A post shared by Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari (@bakhtawarbz). The loss of the country’s most popular democratic leader plunged Pakistan into turmoil, intensifying the dangerous instability of a nuclear-armed nation in a highly volatile region. Not personally but on the level that, “These things happen.” It wasn’t like, “We are here to change it.” It was like, “This is how business is done.” In retrospect, I think that I would have done many, many, many things differently. I had a love for learning. Now things are much leaner and meaner. While in office, she brought electricity to the countryside and built schools all over the country. It gave me strength, nurturance. When I went back, I remember people were shouting, “Prime Minister Benazir!” And suddenly it struck me that “looking after” means — with mommy ill — “looking after” means that I will be the prime minister. I’m very much against war and conflict and the taking of life, and I think that seeing that little bird — green and beautiful and living and chirping in the tree, and then falling down dead — did have a profound effect. Could they succeed? So to pass the time I started passing it in prayer. The couple exchanged rings in the presence of family members and bigwigs such as politicians, business magnates, and eminent lawyers at the Bilawal House, Karachi. Later that year 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. His horse who was frightened; he tamed the horse because he understood it was the shadow that frightened the horse. In the process, she was subjected to repeated detentions, intimidation, coercion as well as physical and mental hardships to abandon her struggle. Certainly there are women activists, but not too many. I mean, the ordinary things, in the heat of the summer where you can open the fridge and take — nothing. Exams weren’t important, although I still did it because I was scared my father would get cross, but I discovered that life was more than my homework and my tuitions and my tutorial. She was a captain in the National Guards. Photo: Twitter/@MediaCellPPP She wrote that Benazir had her father's ring copied when she was married to Asif Ali Zardari. Despite the ideological similarity of the two parties, clashes between them became increasingly fierce. According to her date of birth, Fatima Bhutto age is 29 years. Her father, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was a barrister and great politician of Pakistan, who served as … It was a very strange world of divisions, and it liberated women. 'When he talked it would be like poetry. Your very political ideals were controversial, weren’t they? And it is up to you whether you make a good picture or whether you make a bad picture. It was really — I felt powerful. As the larger issues of communism and capitalism fade away, the focus in my view is turning more and more to the human being, and with more women coming into the work force or into the press, there is a sense that women leaders will be sensitive to the needs of mother and child. WHEN Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was deposed as Pakistan's prime minister in 1977, his 24-year-old daughter, Benazir, looked on the bright side. It was a very different world then. As a mother I want to protect them from the tragedies that I have seen in my life, but they are growing up in a political home. She initiated an anti-corruption campaign, and in 1993 was re-elected as Prime Minister. Begum Nusrat Bhutto (Kurdish: نوسره‌ت بوتو ‎; Sindhi: نصرت ڀٽو ‎; Urdu: نُصرت بُھٹّو ‎; born as Nusrat Ispahani; 23 March 1929 – 23 October 2011) was an Pakistan public figure of Iranian-Kurdish origin, who served as spouse of the Prime Minister of Pakistan between 1971 until the 1977 coup, and as a senior member of the federal cabinet between 1988 and 1990. But of the younger students, the people who were in their first year, second year, third year of university when I was prime minister, those are the women who think that to be successful means to be prime minister of the country. I grew up at a time when colonialism had just ended. You just finished your university. Bakhtawar took to … I have buried a father martyred at the age 50 and two brothers killed in the prime age of their lives. I had lived through this era of military dictatorship when the press would write all sorts of things and it would be water off the duck’s back. You put those down and you look at it and you say, “Well okay, the gains are so much; if this is the price that has to be paid, let’s pay it.”. Benazir Bhutto, elected twice to the office of the prime minister of the Republic of Pakistan and assassinated in the Liaquat Bagh of Rawalpindi on … They used to have these gas pipes, and I was always a very curious child and they told me, “Don’t touch those pipes.” And I went and touched them and opened it up and my parents came back just in time because I nearly poisoned the whole household. There was a lot of pressure on the military dictator, but we just weren’t ready to compromise. Her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was the founder of the Pakistan People's Party. The world is changing, and I think that in the new global century you can have a career without being in government. Part of it is the information technology because it brings what is happening in the rest of the world to ordinary women in parts of the Muslin world and they say, “Why not us?”. Although she was herself a devout Muslim, her reforms frequently brought her into conflict with the same religious fundamentalists who had opposed the election of a woman as prime minister. I went there at a time of great social ferment, at a time when the Vietnam war was being fought. What do you see ahead for yourself? Her mother, Nusrat Bhutto, was elected to parliament in the 1980s and was a leader of the democratic opposition. There were two moments, let us say, when it happened. But people in the urban middle classes were very unhappy, and I realize now that I should have been out more meeting people who worked with us, or meeting people who were the representatives of organized groups. I think now I would look at it differently. In the wake of her death, rioting erupted throughout the country. Benazir Bhutto: It was mostly historical biographies that I would read. Benazir Bhutto: My father was always championing the cause of the poor. But I think we need to also make it easier for women to win elections in Pakistan, and that’s why we have proposed affirmative action: a kind of list system where, on the basis of votes that each party gets, they can then list about 25 percent or 33 percent women to bring more women into parliament. I adopted a very aggressive stance. Of the 12 years I’ve been married, my husband has been behind bars for seven, so I say, “How is it life?” Again we are in politics, and the children won’t have the mother or the father, and my son is now 12. He was a fisherman and he used to fish from the sea nearby and he used to sell us the fish. My father put a great emphasis on education, and I found that he would always be so pleased when I did well. She had three siblings, one sister, Sanam Bhutto, and two younger brothers, Murtaza Bhutto and Shahnawaz Bhutto. I think back to my first tenure as prime minister, and I didn’t get on with the president because he wanted to have a kind of presidential system and I believed in the parliamentary system. Fatima Bhutto grow up in Karachi and Syria and got Bachelors degree from Barnard College and master degree from University of London. Ultimately there will be critics but one has to do what is right as long as the majority of people support that. One afternoon at Wadham, there was a commotion outside my room as Benazir - "Pinky Bhutto" to her friends - stormed up the stairs to shout at me, “How dare you block my father’s honorary degree.” I told her to mind her manners and slammed the door in her face. So I said, “Let somebody else be the prime minister.” The party didn’t agree to it. I felt my voice counted. I feel that life is like — or society is like — a canvas, and that if we get office you are given an opportunity to paint it. She settled in London, and along with her two brothers, she founded an underground organization to resist the military dictatorship. Bhutto’s father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, served as President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973, and then as Prime Minister from 1973 to 1977, founding the incredibly influential Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Benazir Bhutto: I’ve left it to the Lord to decide which is the best path for me, while myself seeking high office. Her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was the founder of the Pakistan People's Party. So when we had 50,000 women with a vested stake in it, we had ambassadors everywhere to counter people in villages who were opposed to population control. Two of her uncles (Shah Nawaz Bhutto in July 1985 - and Murtaza Bhutto on 20 September 1996) have been murdered. Bhutto was rushed to the hospital but soon succumbed to injuries suffered in the attack. With Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Asif Ali Zardari. Benazir Bhutto: I was the eldest, and I had a great sense of responsibility. She should be killed, she should be assassinated, she has committed heresy!” So going from heresy to seeing it happen! But I realized you wake up later, and your critics are still around and you still have to factor them in. I used to meet my party people, I used to meet poor people in the villages, and they were all very happy because we were doing poverty alleviation and so on. More than that, she was the first woman ever to serve as prime minister of an Islamic country, but the road that brought her to power had already led through exile, imprisonment and devastating personal tragedy. I wish I had tackled the so-called corruption issues more deeply. Power is such a strange phenomenon that one gets isolated from the real world. Bhutto was born at the Pinto's Nursing Home on 21 June 1953 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. How did the years at Harvard affect you or influence you? Benazir Bhutto: When I meet a young woman student now and ask her what do you want to be, she says, “Prime minister.” So I’m sure that there are lots and lots of young girls out there who one day can be prime minister. Benazir Bhutto was killed in a suicide blast in Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh on December 27, 2007, a few months after her return to Pakistan after eight years of political exile in London. Now I realize that you have to listen to people and what they are saying we ought to be doing, because that’s the feedback. They were protesting it and I found that if you didn’t like something you could do something about it. Her mother, Nusrat Bhutto, was elected to parliament in the 1980s and was a leader of the democratic opposition. Benazir Bhutto doesn't cease to exist the moment she gets married. The shawl, which happens to be the handiwork of designer Nida Azwer, features Benazir's photo and also narratesBakhtawar's life story in pictures. According to Dawn, the shawl has two palls that narrate two stories. So from that moment I realized that God is always with one, so what gave me the faith and sustenance was my belief that God places a burden on people to bear and He places only that burden which they can bear. I couldn’t read newspapers. My party has endorsed me for prime minister, but whether that happens or not, I leave it to the Lord to say whatever is best for me and best for my country. Bakhtawar was merely 16 when her mother Benazir Bhutto was assassinated during a political rally in 2007. I remember once coming out on the veranda in our home in the countryside — and my father was teaching my brother to shoot a parrot and… I remember seeing the parrot fall down dead and bleed, and I remember being appalled by it. There’s a price you pay for change. Asif Ali Zardari was released from prison in 2004 and rejoined his family in London. The news has been confirmed by both the bride as well as the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Only days after young Benazir Bhutto returned to her native Pakistan from university studies abroad, the country’s elected government was overthrown. She survived this first assassination attempt, although more than 100 bystanders died in the attack. degree in comparative government. It was the time of McGovern running, and President Nixon’s resignation. Only two years into her first term, President Ghulam Ishaq Khan dismissed Bhutto from office. At that time many women still thought that their objective in life was to go and be married, and not so much to have a career. His daughter — and Schofield — fought for his life. When there were these demands, I did make an information act, but didn’t follow it through, so I wish I had given more freedom of information. Paid Attribute: Benazir Bhutto was paid the attribute on the tomb which was built in the native area Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, it is the southern province of Sindh.She was buried with her father’s grave which was the leading and famous politician. Bhutto’s husband was imprisoned, and once again, she was forced to leave her homeland. As a child I just assumed this is what fathers did, and when I finished university he was in prison. I think it is very, very important to have ideals, because when one has ideals one thinks the suffering is worth it. Under Bhutto, no one emerged from within its ranks who could be a future leader. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928 -1979), the ninth Prime Minister of Pakistan, from 1973-1977, and the fourth President of Pakistan, from 1971-1973, and father of Benazir Bhutto. You know, Massachusetts was the only state that voted for McGovern, so it showed how idealistic we were compared to the rest of the world. He said, “Boys and girls are equal. Benazir Bhutto: That was my agenda. Through wrong decisions. Benazir Bhutto: It was a victory for women everywhere. Zulfikar was the son of Shah Nawaz Bhutto, a prominent politician who had served as Prime Minister of the Junagadh State. They said, “We want you.” Now, as the situation is spiraling out of control more and more, people are saying, “But you’re the only national figure. It’s not easy because the other side has to respond too. Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, the daughter of former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari and late Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto, got engaged to Mahmood Chaudhary on November 27. My generation grew up in saving the world. Now I see the crisis is bigger and people expect me to overcome the bigger crisis, and I have that apprehension of “How will I do it if he’s not there to be dealing with some of the tribal lords and people who are in parliament?” You can’t wish them away. In retrospect, one is older and wiser. Although Benazir Bhutto did not live to see these developments, the party she led and the causes she championed still play a major role in the political life of contemporary Pakistan. After completing her undergraduate degree at Radcliffe she studied at England’s Oxford University, where she was awarded a second degree in 1977. Benazir Bhutto's personal photographer Agha Feroze pictured here with a photo of himself with the former prime minister.—Photo by Ali Tariq/Geo.TV The last time I saw her was on Dec. 27. Are there other women leaders in Pakistan today who could be your successor? If I had given the first president half the powers that I gave my own president, maybe he would not have knocked us out, and democracy could have taken stronger root. Through NGOs and community service there’s a great deal that can be done. They can’t write you, because the secretary is going to read the letters and decide which ones are going to come to you And in countries like mine, where there has been less democracy for so many decades, and people are less literate, or very few have been educated overseas, the ability to decide what is important for the other person is missing, and it’s more an ability of who they want to please. Building schools was right. 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He was very much against the status quo, so he was always telling us that it is wrong, that there should be people in such abject poverty, unable to feed their children. Her death was a devastating loss to her country, but the cause of democracy she championed is carried on by her family and followers. Recycling newspapers, I’d go around trying to recycle newspapers. Young Benazir too was repeatedly arrested, then imprisoned, and finally forced into exile, but she never abandoned the hope of restoring democracy to her homeland. The post has now received over 26,800 likes and hundreds of comments. And the first time — you know, you’re spoiled as prime minister, you have your own planes to go and everything like that, you don’t catch passenger planes or go through immigration — you know, security checks. I had experience in Pakistan and in America, and I had seen it succeed. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir’s father and President of the Republic of Pakistan, was deposed in 1977 after the military coup by General Muhammad Zia ul-Haq. Then it was more an age where we as individuals subordinate ourselves to the larger communal good. Benazir Bhutto once quoted to have said, ‘‘I have led an unusual life. You know, I wanted to do things, and other people — men and women — would find that very surprising, so others doubted it. I was brought up ritualistically religious as many people are. Mir Murtaza died when his bodyguard became involved in a gunfight with police in Karachi. They cut everything — took everything away. She should be assassinated! Was it the execution of your father that changed that? First they would train for three months. And Asif Ali Zardari - her father, whom she calls “Baba”, has faced years and years of jail. Gradually, she occupied the center stage in the politics of Pakistan through her sheer struggle against dictatorship and for restoration of democracy in the country. WHEN Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was deposed as Pakistan's prime minister in 1977, his 24-year-old daughter, Benazir, looked on the bright side. When her brother Shahnawaz died in 1985, she traveled to Pakistan for his burial, and was again arrested for participating in anti-government rallies. So really one becomes a prisoner. I tell them, “Wait a minute. Justice, Supreme Court of the United States. The first time I caught a plane and was reintroduced to the real world, one of the air hostesses just saw me and she hugged me and she said that, “You know it was during your time that my brother got a job and changed our family’s life.” Then I remember that when I reached Karachi — I was going home — the whole union had gathered, and the whole union received me and they threw rose petals all over me. 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