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Second Term as Leader of the Opposition, 1996–99

Second Term as Leader of the Opposition, 1996–99 Benazir Bhutto left for Dubai soon afterwards 1997 parliamentary elections, taking her three children with her, while her husband was set for trial. Bhutto acted as Leader of the Opposition despite living … Continue reading

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Second Dismissal

16. Second Dismissal In spite of her tough rhetoric to subdue her political rivals and neighbouring India and Afghanistan, the Bhutto government’s corruption heightened and exceeded its limits during her second regime; the most notable figures among those suspect were … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy

11. Foreign Policy Benazir Bhutto’s foreign policy was controversial. In her second term, Bhutto expanded Pakistan’s relations with the rest of the world. Like her father, Benazir Bhutto sought to strengthen relations with socialist states, and her visit to Libya strengthened the relations between … Continue reading

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First Term as Prime Minister, 1988–90

First Term as Prime Minister, 1988–90 Benazir Bhutto became the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan on 2 December 1988. Bhutto formed a coalition government December 2 with the liberal Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party. The effects of Zia’s domestic policies began to reveal themselves, and she found them difficult … Continue reading

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