(Karachi, 1953 - Rawalpindi, 2007) Pakistani policy. He fought against the regime military in his country and became the first woman leader of the Muslim world, to be chosen Prime Minister of the Republic of Pakistan in 1988, charge that he played from 1988 to 1990 and then from 1993 to 1996, after being reeligida. Evicted from power under corruption charges, he returned to his country in 2007, after a long exile, and he presented his candidacy for the 2008 elections, but she was killed during the electoral campaign.
Daughter of Zulfikar Alí Bhutto, President of the Republic of Pakistan dismissed in 1977 after the military coup by general Zia ul-Haq, and later sentenced to death and executed, Benazir studied political science at Harvard and Oxford universities. His political vocation grew following the dismissal of her father, and in 1979 he returned to Pakistan to fight for the restoration of democracy. She remained detained until in 1984, she was forced to leave the country and go into exile in London, where he remained a constant denunciation of the military dictatorship and directed the people's Party of Pakistan (PPP).
He returned in 1986, when it lifted martial law; Benazir Bhutto then organized the movement for the restoration of democracy and developed a policy of mass mobilization openly confronted the dictator; his personality took on an international dimension. In 1988 he married the landowner Asif Alí Zardari.
That same year, after the death of general Zía in a mysterious plane crash, won a relative triumph in the elections with the people's Party, but enough to be elected Prime Minister. However, had the opposition of the religious parties, which was not admitted that a woman was in charge of the Government and that ultimately ended with its mandate. In 1990 it was removed, accused of corruption, despotism and political ineffectiveness.
Anticipated elections in the month of October 1990 he obtained the victory Coalition Islamic Democratic Alliance (IJI), and Nawaz Sharif became Prime Minister. Ghulam Ishaq Khnan was elected new Chairman. Benazir Bhutto returned to political life in 1993, after a year deported in Karachi, and was re-elected to the post of Prime Minister of the Republic of Pakistan.
Removed in 1996 and sentenced to prison for corruption in 1998, ruling that was overturned, is autoexilió in 1999 in the United Arab Emirates, where he met a new three-year sentence. With the acquiescence of President Pervez Musharraf, was able to return to Pakistan in October 2007, and presented his candidacy to the elections that were to held in January 2008; However, seventy days after her return, she was killed shot during a political rally of his party, on December 27, 2007.