Benazir Bhutto daughter of the executed Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto won Pakistan's national election. She was the first female Prime Minister in the Islamic world. She was assassinated in 2007 by Pakistani extremists.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (Urdu: ذوالفقار علی بھٹو) (IPA: [zʊlfɪqɑːɾ ɑli bʱʊʈːoː]; 5 January 1928 – 4 April 1979) was the ninth Prime Minister of Pakistan (1973–77) and its fourth President (1971–73). Revered as Quaid-i-Awam (Urdu:قا ئد عوام; lit. People's Leader), he founded the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and served as its chairman until his execution in 1979.
"A well-informed, compelling narrative...Ali uses his own encounters with historical figures - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Indira Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto...they add an urgent, intimate layer to the narrative." -- The Guardian
By July 1972, President Bhutto had recovered around 93,000 prisoners of war and 5,000 square miles of Indian-held territory after signing the Simla Agreement with Indian premier Indira Gandhi. In foreign affairs, he strengthened ties with Soviet Union, China and Saudi Arabia, and recognised the sovereignty of Bangladesh. Domestically, Bhutto's reign saw parliament unanimously approve a new constitution in 1973, ...