BENAZIR BHUTTO

On December 2,1988, Benazir Bhutto was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Apart from being a historical event, it altered her life dramatically. At the age of 35, Ms. Bhutto became the youngest Chief Executive Officer in the world and the first female Prime Minister of a Muslim country. After just 20 months in office, a rival political party unconstitutionally dismissed her government. Undeterred, she was reelected as Prime Minister in 1993. Today, as the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto is a living icon of the battle for democracy and stands with only a handful of female executive leaders who have shaped the global events of the last century. Born in Karachi in 1953 to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who served as Prime Minister during the mid 1970s and was overthrown and executed in 1979, and Begum Nusrat Bhutto, Benazir attended Harvard and Oxford Universities and obtained degrees in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and International Law and Diplomacy. Ms. Bhutto is the author of "Foreign Policy in Perspective" (1978)_and her autobiography, "Daughter of Destiny" (1989). She received the Bruno Kreisky Award for Human Rights in 1988 and the Honorary Phi Beta Kappa Award from Radcliff in 1989. Benazir Bhutto is the Chairperson of the Pakistan Peoples Party and resides in Dubai.

BENAZIR BHUTTO