I mean, the ordinary things, in the heat of the summer where you can open the fridge and take — nothing. He would tell me that “My daughter is going to make me more proud than Indira Ghandi made her father.” So for me it was normal for daughters to succeed. Whereas for my father, he broke free of those constraints, and he insisted that I have an education. Various exteriors of airport 2. As a woman, as a politician, as a leader, how much room is there for idealism in political leadership and achieving your goals? Benazir Bhutto doesn't cease to exist the moment she gets married. So for the first time I realize you don’t have to be prime minister to dominate the debate, so I thought it’s better for me to concentrate on the party and build the party as an institution. So if it was just power I think it would be very empty. Her brother PPP chairperson Bilawal, however, could only be virtually present as he tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week. The Bhutto's were aristocratic, wealthy landlords from Sindh, part of the waderos or landed gentry. And Asif Ali Zardari - her father, whom she calls “Baba”, has faced years and years of jail. A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world. Now I think it’s not a man’s world anymore but in those days it was supposed to be. I remember a very dear friend of mine in college years, who I have hardly seen since, Wendy Lesser. Her father, Prime Minister Ali Bhutto, was imprisoned and eventually executed. But people in the urban middle classes were very unhappy, and I realize now that I should have been out more meeting people who worked with us, or meeting people who were the representatives of organized groups. What do you see as the biggest challenges ahead? The shawl, which happens to be the handiwork of designer Nida Azwer, features Benazir's photo and also narratesBakhtawar's life story in pictures. She was elected a second time in 1993, but the president of the country dismissed her from office and dissolved the National Assembly. My father put a great emphasis on education, and I found that he would always be so pleased when I did well. In her next Instagram post, Bakhtawar shared another interesting piece of information that has struck a chord with her followers. Initially targeting the opposition leader Abdul Wali Khan and his National Awami Party(NAP), a democratic socialist party, the socialist and communist mass who gathered under Bhutto's leadership began to disintegrate, thus dividing and allying with secular fronts. You know, Massachusetts was the only state that voted for McGovern, so it showed how idealistic we were compared to the rest of the world. And he’d take us — we were landowners, large landowners — and he would take us to the lands and he would tell me, “Look at the way these people sweat in the heat and in the sun in the fields, and it is because of their sweat that you will have the opportunity to be educated, and you have a debt to these people, because they weren’t born to sweat like this. 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. I think back to the time when my father was in prison. I think being able to climb back depends very much on the ability to reflect and see how the world has changed, because it’s going to go on changing. Everyone is looking towards America, and the American people have their own problems. I would certainly work towards it if life and fate and my people gave me that opportunity. And suddenly I realized they can take everyone away. The other thing I learned, in the past when I used to meet people I used to want to tell them what we were doing. 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. Could you begin by telling us something about your childhood in Karachi? Benazir Bhutto: When I was a very young child I remember I was always against violence. Benazir Bhutto: If my children go into politics? According to Dawn, the shawl has two palls that narrate two stories. He served as president and then prime minister of Pakistan from 1971 to 1977. She was a captain in the National Guards. "My mother had her father’s wedding ring copied and made for my father when they got married - I had the same ring duplicated and made for @mahmood.y.choudhry," she wrote on Instagram. I remember once we came to England. I had lived through this era of military dictatorship when the press would write all sorts of things and it would be water off the duck’s back. 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. 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. But it was terrible for my siblings because they were always being compared by the teachers to me and they would revolt against it, because I’d have a neat handwriting. There’s another thing I remember. It sounds silly to say that I should feel so strongly about a bird, but I remember my father telling me when he was facing the death sentence that “I remember the little girl who cried so much because a bird died, how she must feel.” So for me, human life is very, very sacred. They cut everything — took everything away. Benazir Bhutto remembers her last meeting with her father, and the misery of a 'countdown' to death. Benazir Bhutto: I was the eldest, and I had a great sense of responsibility. Could they succeed? In her political testament, Benazir Bhutto identified her son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, as her choice to succeed her as Chairman of the PPP. Be ready to pay that price and you can contribute to the welfare of society, and society will acknowledge you and respect you for it. How do you deal with that? | India Development Debate, CM Mamata Banerjee vows to contest from Suvendu Adhikari's constituency I The Newshour Agenda, Protesting farmers prep for a mega tractor rally, but SC reiterates? Benazir Bhutto once quoted to have said, ‘‘I have led an unusual life. 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. So when the burden grows heavy I turn to God and say, “God, don’t let it be so heavy that I cannot put up with it.” So I would say that in solitary confinement when I had nobody to talk to. Her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was the founder of the Pakistan People's Party. So when we had 50,000 women with a vested stake in it, we had ambassadors everywhere to counter people in villages who were opposed to population control. Anti-Zia demonstrations resumed and Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan in April 1986. And also my nuns. Benazir Bhutto: A very important influence. Material, physical, everything. So you took all of this back to Pakistan with you? Even my own husband, when he married me, he thought I was under delusions that I could beat a military dictator, and he thought that, “When she wakes up and finds out that it’s all wrong and she can’t, then I’ll be there to console her.” Little knowing that I was the one who had to console him when I won. At that time many women still thought that their objective in life was to go and be married, and not so much to have a career. I have buried a father martyred at the age 50 and two brothers killed in the prime age of their lives. So I also tried to be very aggressive and warmongering in my second term to try and co-opt my opposition. If a young person came to you who wanted to live a life of activism, a political life, what would your advice be to them? And I remember the parrot fluttering and I can’t bear to see blood to this day or killing. She represented the political party Popular Party of Pakistan (PPP), a center-left party. The PML-N leader said that Benazir Bhutto had to lay down her life during her struggle. I thought I had to prove I was as tough as a man because I was in a man’s world. I think of the amount of power I gave him, and he treated me so shabbily. 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?”. According to her date of birth, Fatima Bhutto age is 29 years. They wouldn’t give me newspapers or Time magazine. Her father was the politician Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and her mother was Begum Nusrat Ispahani, of Iranian Kurdish parentage. I used to go to a convent school, the Convent of Jesus and Mary. 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. You came to America to go to college. I remember that I used to sit at the head of the table because I was the eldest child. Why don’t you go and live in London or Paris or Switzerland or Washington, and you are well taken care of, and have some happiness because you have seen too much suffering.” I reached out through the prison bars, and I remember grasping his hands and saying, “No, papa, I will continue the struggle that you began for democracy.”. So that was one of the points where I decided that I didn’t want out. And how do you get experience? He was deposed in a … Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was a Pakistani politician who chaired the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), a centre-left political party in Pakistan. Benazir Bhutto: 1953. More than that, she was the first woman ever to serve as prime minister of an Islamic country, but the road that brought her to power had already led through exile, imprisonment and devastating personal tragedy. She was the first woman in modern times to head the government of an Islamic state, and she followed her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who served as prime minister from 1971 to 1977. She was Pakistan’s first and to date only female Prime Minister. I think in retrospect it was wrong because I did not co-opt them and I alienated some of my own supporters. At the time of her death, Bialawal was only 19, still an undergraduate at Oxford. The world is changing, and I think that in the new global century you can have a career without being in government. degree in comparative government. For nine years, she and her children lived in exile in London, where she continued to advocate the restoration of democracy in Pakistan. The author, who on that first visit to Pakistan also reported for The video shows Bakhtawar arriving for the ceremony with her father Asif Zardari and younger sister Asifa. And the first time — you know, you’re spoiled as prime minister, you have your own planes to go and everything like that, you don’t catch passenger planes or go through immigration — you know, security checks. How did this influence you? Benazir Bhutto, twice Prime Minister of Pakistan (1988–1990; 1993–1996) and then-leader of the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party, had been campaigning ahead of elections scheduled for January 2008. Benazir Bhutto: In life there are challenges, but I think leadership is very much predicated on the capacity to absorb defeat and overcome it. So I learned not to be too curious after that. I have buried a father martyred at the age 50 and two brothers killed in the prime age of their lives. I was fascinated with literature. I said, “Why can’t we change our presidents?” because I saw Watergate happening and President Nixon being impeached. So for them being in politics is natural and they play games about who is going to be prime minister. We thought education wasn’t important. Each individual is given life once to lead, and each individual deserves a chance to succeed, especially if they are prepared to work hard. That never happened in our home. 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. The photo that shows Bakhtawar dressed ina pink-coloured outfit was paired with an embroidered shawl. I think it is very, very important to have ideals, because when one has ideals one thinks the suffering is worth it. We brought down the population growth rate by one-third, and because of the cascading effect it’s going to continue going downwards. Little things or big things, you look back and you say, “I wish I had done that a different way.” Much more critical to my own life was my failure to understand the world is moving towards transparency. I remember people walking barefoot and bare-backed because of the poverty. Not to compromise the core of my values, but I seek the middle way and I tried do that. She has committed heresy!”. of her father, Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was toppled in a coup. Then it was more an age where we as individuals subordinate ourselves to the larger communal good. The women’s movement had just started. Power is such a strange phenomenon that one gets isolated from the real world. 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. 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. There were two moments, let us say, when it happened. Paid Attribute: Benazir Bhutto was paid the attribute on the tomb which was built in the native area Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, it is the southern province of Sindh.She was buried with her father’s grave which was the leading and famous politician. I read mostly about people who were achievers. They were calling us all sorts of names. Indira Ghandi was a very powerful leader. It’s an around the clock job. So when I went back, my own experience put me a bit ahead because I had a broader experience. I see a bit of that age come back in the sense of the environmental issues which are getting important, but less in issues of sacrificing yourself for the larger community. The 30-year-old shared a photograph of the engagement ring she gave her fiance and also revealed the story behind it. Alexander, the Great, cutting the Gordian knot. How can a woman succeed?” Not necessarily in politics, but I wanted to be a diplomat. If it was just power, how could one — politics is an obsession. My generation grew up in saving the world. Benazir Bhutto was killed in a suicide blast in Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh on December 27, 2007, a few months after her return to Pakistan after eight years of political exile in London. In the next five years he’ll be 17 and go off to college and then get a job and get married and have his own home. People can’t see you. 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. Now I feel that if politics was a man’s world in 1997, now it’s a human’s world, and that when people vote for women, they vote because they think women are more nurturing, that they give life, they produce children, and they give life. You know, I wanted to do things, and other people — men and women — would find that very surprising, so others doubted it. Were there other influences or inspirations in your early life? Like his elder sister, Benazir, Murtaza Bhutto was a novice to active politics until 1978 when his father, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, was sentenced to death by the Lahore High Court. They can be there if there’s a strategic concern, but they can’t be there everywhere. 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. Were you aware of these disparities? All the guests were asked to undergo a Covid-19 test beforehand and photography was not allowed. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928 -1979), the ninth Prime Minister of Pakistan, from 1973-1977, and the fourth President of Pakistan, from 1971-1973, and father of Benazir Bhutto. You put those down and you look at it and you say, “Well okay, the gains are so much; if this is the price that has to be paid, let’s pay it.”. I was very studious. A military coup drove her from the country yet again, but after more than eight years in exile, Bhutto returned to Pakistan in 2007. Within months he was jailed over a murder case and sentenced to hang by General Zia-ul-Haq. I think power for itself is useless. She was elected co-chairwoman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), along with her mother, and when free elections were finally held in 1988, she herself became Prime Minister. Nobody could do it, but he sliced it. Benazir Bhutto’s father, former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was removed from office following a military coup in 1977 led by the then chief of army General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, who imposed martial law but promised to hold elections within three months. I want my daughter to have the same opportunities.”, Benazir Bhutto: I really don’t know, because I never had a chance to ask him. India had its first glimpse of Benazir Bhutto as a teenager when she accompanied her father and then prime minister of Pakistan, Z. Benazir Bhutto: That was my agenda. 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. Benazir Bhutto, elected twice to the office of the prime minister of the Republic of Pakistan and assassinated in the Liaquat Bagh of Rawalpindi on … I had faith in myself, but at that stage I didn’t want to, because I had seen the assassination attempts on my father. He founded the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and was prime minister from 1971 to 1977. In 1984 she was allowed to travel back to the United Kingdom, where she immediately took over as head of the PPP, replacing her mother, and began agitating for democratic reform. And we must emotionally protect ourselves from unfair, often vicious attacks made on us via the male members of our family. Her father, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was a barrister and great politician of Pakistan, who served as … Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, daughter of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto and Former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, has gotten engaged to Dubai-based businessman Mahmood Choudhry. In 1979 he was hanged by the military government of General Zia Ul Haq. And then Mother Eugene made my imagination run wild through Shakespeare — Twelfth Night and Julius Caesar — and Keats and Browning and Byron. I don’t know why. And he was very sick and my mother wanted to send him to the doctor, and I remember he didn’t want to go to the doctor. Later that year, President Musharraf resigned, and Asif Ali Zardari was elected President of Pakistan. 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