Friday, December 31, 2010

Legacy Of Banazir Bhutto - By: Sana Naseer Shaikh

The Bhutto name evokes symbols of martydrom. Benazir Bhutto was born at Pinto Hospital in Karachi. Command of Pakistan on 21 June 1953. She was the eldest child of former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, a Pakistani Shia Muslim of Sindh Rajput plunge, and Begum Nusrat Ispahani, a Shia Muslim Pakistani of Kurdish-Iranian descent. Her paternal grandfather was Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto.
She attended the Lady Jennings Nursery School and Convent of Jesus & Mary in Karachi for her intial education. After two years of schooling at the Rawalpindi Presentation Convent, she was sent to the Jesus and Mary Convent at Murree. She completed her O-level examinations at the age of 15.She then went on to complete her A-Levels at the Karachi Grammar School.

After carrying out her early schooling in Pakistan, she was considering on her higher education in the United States. She attended Radcliffe College at Harvard University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with cum laude honors in comparative government. The duration was 1963- 1973. She was also designated to Phi Beta Kappa. 

Later Bhutto would call her time at Harvard "four of the happiest era of my life" and said it formed "the very basis of her belief in democracy". In 1995 as Prime Minister, she would arrange a gift from the Pakistani government to Harvard Law School. On June 2006, she got a honored an Honorary LL.D degree from the University of Toronto.

Between 1973 and 1977 this passionate leader studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, during which time she completed additional courses in International Law and Diplomacy. She has been ponders for a St Catherine's College, Oxford and in December 1976 and elected president of the Oxford Union, appropriate the first Asian woman to head the prestigious debating society.

On 18 December 1987, she was married Asif Ali Zardari in Karachi. The couple had three children: two daughters, Bakhtawar and Asifa, and a son, Bilawal. When she gave a new dawn to Bakhtawar in 1990, she became the first modern head of government to give birth while in office.

Benazir fulfilled her odd jobs devotedly not only as a politician. She has also known her duties and responsibilities as a wife and a mother and accepted with great courage. She was not only a strong leader of women. She has prove herself amazingly in a male dominate society she became a counselor to many politicians. Benazir not only had the allure, wit and headship of her father but, most important, she had a sixth sense of compassion that few leaders and politicians own.

It was considered the most devastating and awful twilight in the history of Pakistan. Benazir was assassinated in Rawalpindi on the sundown of December 27, 2007. She was an efficient symbol of women’s prospective empowerment and left a powerful inheritance for the women of Pakistan. The exertion must be unrelenting.

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