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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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Policy on Taliban

Policy on Taliban 1996 was crucial for Bhutto’s policy on Afghanistan when Pakistan-backed extremely religious group Taliban took power in Kabul in September. She continued her father’s policy on Afghanistan taking aggressive measures to curb the anti-Pakistan sentiments in Afghanistan. During this time, … Continue reading

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Relations with Military

12. Relations with Military During her first term, Benazir Bhutto had strained relationship with the Pakistan Armed Forces, especially with Pakistan Army. Army chief Mirza Aslam Beg had cold relations with the elected prime minister, and continued to undermine her … 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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Economic Issues

·         Economic Issues The total GDP per capita stood between 8.4% (in the 1970s) and 8.3% (in 1993–96), periods of nationalisation. Bhutto was an economist by profession; therefore during her terms as prime minister, she herself took charge of the … Continue reading

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Domestic Affairs

Domestic Affairs Benazir Bhutto was prime minister at a time of great racial tension in Pakistan. Her approval poll rose by 38% after she appeared and said in a private television interview after the elections: “We are unhappy with the … 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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