People can’t see you. Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari is no ordinary Pakistani citizen. So when I went back, my own experience put me a bit ahead because I had a broader experience. By making right decisions. You know, I wanted to do things, and other people — men and women — would find that very surprising, so others doubted it. And it is up to you whether you make a good picture or whether you make a bad picture. He said, “Boys and girls are equal. Before the engagement, it was highly speculated that Bakhtawar would be recreating her mother's nikkah look. It was when I was in prison and everyone was cut off from me, my family, my friends, food, even couldn’t get a glass of water without having to beg somebody for it who came twice a day with my food, and no ice. On the eve of Benazir’s graduation, her father, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, then prime minister, wrote to her that the ‘raw and ruthless life outside the gates of university awaits you’. But we’d sit there having these intense conversations about women succeeding. In the span of 15 years, however, Murtaza managed to gain considerable notoriety for a brand of politics that has moved in a direction that was diametrically opposed to Benazir's. There was a sense of adventure in going to unmapped places, braving beasts of unknown description, to conquer the world. Were you aware of these disparities? Now I realize that you have to listen to people and what they are saying we ought to be doing, because that’s the feedback. Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan 1977-1984. I think the two powerful influences in my life in my childhood was my father and my teacher in the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Mother Eugene. The PML-N leader said that Benazir Bhutto had to lay down her life during her struggle. I was very, very studious. I remember that the poorer people would greet the richer people by bending down and touching their feet, or prostrating them and throwing themselves on the feet, so it was a totally different kind of world and it has changed for the better in that sense. Still looking ahead into the 21st century, what are your hopes for us all? And meantime in Pakistan my father had been trying to empower the ordinary Pakistanis and telling them that they could break free of the shackles of feudalism and a military industrial complex. My generation grew up in saving the world. He was very much against the status quo, so he was always telling us that it is wrong, that there should be people in such abject poverty, unable to feed their children. And my mother, she used to be a working woman herself, she joined the National Guards. Many said it was a beautiful gesture that should be passed on in future generations. She settled in London, and along with her two brothers, she founded an underground organization to resist the military dictatorship. I think power for itself is useless. Benazir Bhutto was born June 21, 1953, in Karachi, SE Pakistan, the eldest child of former premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. They were Sunni Muslims, although Nusrat had been born into a Shia Muslimfamily befor… Later that year she returned to Pakistan, where her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, had been elected Prime Minister, but days after her arrival, the military seized power and her father was imprisoned. Benazir Bhutto was compelled to join politics when her prime minister father, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, was ousted in a military coup, jailed and executed. Although Benazir Bhutto did not live to see these developments, the party she led and the causes she championed still play a major role in the political life of contemporary Pakistan. So suddenly I realized that they can’t take God away from me. I remember him coming back and saying that a man came and said, “I don’t have any money to pay you for this case.” Some other case he’d been involved in. I adopted a very aggressive stance. Exams weren’t important, although I still did it because I was scared my father would get cross, but I discovered that life was more than my homework and my tuitions and my tutorial. Later that year, President Musharraf resigned, and Asif Ali Zardari was elected President of Pakistan. When I first got elected, they said, “A woman has usurped a man’s place! And for me the suffering has been worth it because I think I could change things, and I am still idealistic and I am still optimistic. Life was about the larger issues where we could all play a role. You can’t even think about politics without having a law degree or a medicine degree or engineering, some degree.” So I temper their enthusiasm. It gave me strength, nurturance. How much can you do, and how much are you losing? Nobody could do it, but he sliced it. Everyone is looking towards America, and the American people have their own problems. My father put a great emphasis on education, and I found that he would always be so pleased when I did well. This is quite frustrating for me because I have had exposure to the other world and I understand that it has to be done differently. Benazir Bhutto: It was not sudden. Benazir Bhutto: In life there are challenges, but I think leadership is very much predicated on the capacity to absorb defeat and overcome it. People need peace and they need opportunity, in Pakistan and everywhere else. With Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Asif Ali Zardari. Benazir was born on June 21, 1953 in Karachi, Pakistan to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Begum Nusrat Ispahani. As a mother I want to protect them from the tragedies that I have seen in my life, but they are growing up in a political home. I remember a very dear friend of mine in college years, who I have hardly seen since, Wendy Lesser. I think I was about four, and my younger sister was two. I thought my mother would be the prime minister, and that I’d work for her to be the prime minister, and that’s what I did. My experience has made me a more inclusive person, not inclusive to the margins, but inclusive to those people who have differences with us but who are still moderates, so I tried to be more inclusive. So I went back really at the right time. A member of the PPP, Yousaf Raza Gillani, was chosen to serve as Prime Minister. The party leadership agreed that his father, Asif Ali Zardari, would serve as acting chairman of the party until Bilawal completed his studies in England. We’ve always been hounded, or we’re governing. I had experience in Pakistan and in America, and I had seen it succeed. When there were these demands, I did make an information act, but didn’t follow it through, so I wish I had given more freedom of information. You just finished your university. I mean, the ordinary things, in the heat of the summer where you can open the fridge and take — nothing. Their parents take them to church and teach them how to say their prayers like my mother taught me, but it’s all ritualistic. Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, the daughter of former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari and late Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto, got engaged to Mahmood Chaudhary on November 27. They say in politics there will be the appointed and the disappointed. Then he was unjustly hanged by a military dictator. Benazir Bhutto: I was a good student. Then it was more an age where we as individuals subordinate ourselves to the larger communal good. They were calling us all sorts of names. So for them being in politics is natural and they play games about who is going to be prime minister. As the larger issues of communism and capitalism fade away, the focus in my view is turning more and more to the human being, and with more women coming into the work force or into the press, there is a sense that women leaders will be sensitive to the needs of mother and child. SHOTLISTKarachi 1. Of the 12 years I’ve been married, my husband has been behind bars for seven, so I say, “How is it life?” Again we are in politics, and the children won’t have the mother or the father, and my son is now 12. Her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was the founder of the Pakistan People's Party. My association with Bibi (Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto) covered a span of over three decades until her death. I would certainly work towards it if life and fate and my people gave me that opportunity. Benazir Bhutto doesn't cease to exist the moment she gets married. But of the younger students, the people who were in their first year, second year, third year of university when I was prime minister, those are the women who think that to be successful means to be prime minister of the country. Benazir Bhutto was born into one of South Asia's great political dynasties, Pakistan's equivalent of the Nehru/Gandhi dynasty in India.Her father was president of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973, and Prime Minister from 1973 to 1977; his father, in turn, was prime minister of a princely state before independence and the Partition of India. I had faith in myself, but at that stage I didn’t want to, because I had seen the assassination attempts on my father. I feel that life is like — or society is like — a canvas, and that if we get office you are given an opportunity to paint it. Could you begin by telling us something about your childhood in Karachi? She was born with silver spoon in her mouth. I — as a nation — was against the Vietnam war, but I found that my American fellow students were against that war too. At 35, she was one of the youngest chief executives in the world, and the first woman to serve as prime minister in an Islamic country. I think back to the time when my father was in prison. So I have that sort of hesitation. At age 35, Benazir Bhutto was one of the youngest chiefs of state in the world. In those days there was much less dignity. Her mother, Nusrat Bhutto, was elected to parliament in the 1980s and was a leader of the democratic opposition. It was the time of McGovern running, and President Nixon’s resignation. Her husband Asif Ali Zardari and three children two daughters Aseefa and Bakhtawar, son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, her sister Sanam attended the burial. So there is a lack of growth of regional institutions that could deal with regional violence and leave the global problems or the strategic problems to the more global powers. It was a very privileged life that we led with huge homes and scores of staff with everything looked after. They have to go through the operator, and it’s up to the operator who he puts through. Part of it is the information technology because it brings what is happening in the rest of the world to ordinary women in parts of the Muslin world and they say, “Why not us?”. At the time of her death, Bialawal was only 19, still an undergraduate at Oxford. Within months he was jailed over a murder case and sentenced to hang by General Zia-ul-Haq. Benazir Bhutto’s father was the politician Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who was the leader of Pakistan from 1971 until 1977, when he was overthrown by the military. The shawl, which happens to be the handiwork of designer Nida Azwer, features Benazir's photo and also narratesBakhtawar's life story in pictures. They can be there if there’s a strategic concern, but they can’t be there everywhere. Benazir Bhutto: My father was always championing the cause of the poor. Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, the daughter of former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari and late Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto, got engaged to Mahmood Chaudhary on November 27. And there was a lot of hue and cry against the population program, but we did it by recruiting 50,000 women from different villages, and training them in three-month installments. So I learned not to be too curious after that. What It Takes is an audio podcast produced by the American Academy of Achievement featuring intimate, revealing conversations with influential leaders in the diverse fields of endeavor: public service, science and exploration, sports, technology, business, arts and humanities, and justice. You’ve got a team and you’ve got the experience and you’ve got a program, so we need you.”. Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was a Pakistani politician who chaired the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), a centre-left political party in Pakistan. Not personally but on the level that, “These things happen.” It wasn’t like, “We are here to change it.” It was like, “This is how business is done.” In retrospect, I think that I would have done many, many, many things differently. In the autumn of 2007, in the face of death threats from radical Islamists, and the hostility of the government, Benazir Bhutto and her husband returned to their native country. He’s from the Punjab and if he makes an agreement it will be more acceptable.” Now I realize that maybe he was unable to do it because he came from a more militaristic background than I did. And don’t be afraid. The Social Justice iBook opens up the compelling, inspiring and selfless world of social justice, giving readers a better understanding of how empowering others, promoting equality and exposing injustice can change the very fabric of our society. I would really realize that when I won, and I got so many letters from other Muslim women, and more than that, from women within my own country who felt that it was now decent to work. Now I think it’s not a man’s world anymore but in those days it was supposed to be. And I remember the parrot fluttering and I can’t bear to see blood to this day or killing. She should be assassinated! She initiated an anti-corruption campaign, and in 1993 was re-elected as Prime Minister. Bakhtawar was merely 16 when her mother Benazir Bhutto was assassinated during a political rally in 2007. 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