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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Bhutto, Benazir 1953-2007. Pakistani politician who, as prime minister (1988-1990 and 1993-1996), was the first woman to lead a Muslim nation in the postcolonial era. Facing accusations of corruption, she went into self-imposed exile (1998-2007), after which she returned to Pakistan to reenter politics and was subsequently assassinated at a campaign rally.
  • Bhutto, Zulfikar Ali 1928-1979. Pakistani politician who formed the Pakistan People's Party (1967) and became president (1971) and prime minister (1973). In 1977 he was deposed by a coup d'état and later executed.

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