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Assassination of Benazir Bhutto

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· Introduction
· Life of Benazir Bhutto
· Reaction in Pakistan and all over world.
· Controversy on her death
· Conclusion

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on 27 December in Pakistani city Rawalpindi after addressing a large gathering of her supporters. It is said that Bhutto died of a gunshot wound to the neck. The suicide bomber then blew him up. This is indeed a shockwave for the entire world. She symbolized the struggle of all secular-minded Muslims who are fighting for democratic and non-religious rule in Muslim countries. She was like a free bird that fell prey to the hunger of terrorism.

Life of Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto was a born leader representing liberal thought. She was born in Karachi in 1953. After completing her early education in Pakistan, she attended Radcliffe College and Oxford University. Ms. Bhutto is the author of "Foreign Policy in Perspective" (1978) and her autobiography, "Daughter of Destiny" (1989).The major turn in her life came 1988 when she was sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head the government of an Islamic State.
In the preceding decade of political struggle, Ms. Bhutto was arrested on numerous occasions; in all she spent nearly 6 years either in prison or under detention for her dedicated leadership of the then opposition Pakistan Peoples Party. Throughout the years in opposition, she pledged to transform Pakistani society by focusing attention on programs for health, social welfare and education for the underprivileged. She was like a candle that burnt all her life to give light to others. She was banished from Pakistan and she returned recently only to die in the arms of her motherland, Pakistan.

Reaction in Pakistan and all over world.

Death of Benazir Bhutto is not only a loss to Pakistan but to the entire world. It is a slap on the face of democracy. The assassination resulted in eruption of anger of volcano of Pakistan’s citizens. It resulted in violence and huge damage both for property and life.
Nawaz Sharif, the leader of the rival opposition party Pakistan Muslim League stated that "This is a tragedy for her party and a tragedy for our party and the entire nation." President Musharraf declared a three-day period of mourning .Not only in Pakistan but all across the =globe .Bhutto's assassination was of strongly condemned across the international community. India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said he was "deeply shocked and horrified to hear of the heinous assassination of Mrs. Benazir Bhutto.”


The death of Benazir Bhutto is still an unsolved controversy. No one has taken responsibility of her death and the Pakistan government is only darkening the mystery .Though a special committee is formed to investigate her death ,we pray that the guilty is found soon and punished for their unpardonable sins. No one can fill her loss but we can only hope that her son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, will be able to carry her on her legacy

But is this the world we dreamt of? Where the women are treated unequally and assassinated .Even if the guilty is punished can that shining star come back? Don’t we deserve a better world, a world free of terrorism .A world of Peace. Someone has rightly said
"Peace is costly but it is worth the expense”