Benazir Bhutto “The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity and opportunity to progress.” The first woman elected to lead a Muslim state and twice elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. Bhutto fought for freedom, democracy and equality until her assassination in 2007.
Benazir Bhutto 1953 - 2007 Benazir Bhutto was the first female prime minister of a Muslim country. She helped to move Pakistan from a dictatorship to democracy, becoming Prime Minister in 1988. She sought to implement social reforms, in particular helping women and the poor. She was assassinated in 2007.