Benazir murder case: 
FIA prosecutor shot dead in Islamabad

Triune excerpt

Ali was scheduled to appear in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) 
in Rawalpindi today, pertaining to the Benazir murder case.

Ali was also the prosecutor investigating 
the 2008 Mumbai attacks, in which 166 people were killed.

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Benazir Bhutto (Sindhi: بينظير ڀٽو; Urdu: بے نظیر بھٹو‎,pronounced [beːnəˈziːr ˈbʱʊʈʈoː]; 21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007) was a politician and stateswoman who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms from November 1988 until October 1990, and 1993 until her final dismissal on November 1996. She was the eldest daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, a former prime minister of Pakistan and the founder of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), which she led.

In 1982, at age 29, Benazir Bhutto became the chairwoman of PPP – a centre-left, democratic socialist political party, making her the first woman in Pakistan to head a major political party. In 1988, she became the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state[1] and was also Pakistan's first (and thus far, only) female prime minister. Noted for her charismatic authority[2] and political astuteness, Benazir Bhutto drove initiatives for Pakistan's economy and national security, and she implemented social capitalist policies for industrial development and growth. In addition, her political philosophy and economic policies emphasised deregulation (particularly of the financial sector), flexible labour markets, the denationalisation of state-owned corporations, and the withdrawal of subsidies to others. Benazir Bhutto's popularity waned amid recession, corruption, and high unemployment which later led to the dismissal of her government by conservative President Ghulam Ishaq Khan.

In 1993, Benazir Bhutto was re-elected for a second term after the 1993 parliamentary elections. She survived an attempted coup d'état in 1995, and her hard line against the trade unions and tough rhetorical opposition to her domestic political rivals and to neighbouring India earned her the nickname "Iron Lady";[3] she was also respectfully referred to as "B.B." In 1996, the charges of corruption levelled against her led to the final dismissal of her government by President Farooq Leghari. Benazir Bhutto conceded her defeat in the 1997 Parliamentary elections and went into self-imposed exile in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 1998.

After nine years of self-exile, she returned to Pakistan on 18 October 2007, after having reached an understanding with President Pervez Musharraf, by whom she was granted amnesty and all corruption charges were withdrawn. Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a bombing on 27 December 2007, after leaving PPP's last rally in the city of Rawalpindi, two weeks before the scheduled 2008 general election in which she was a leading opposition candidate. The following year, she was named one of seven winners of the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights.[4]

Benazir Bhutto
بينظير ڀٽو
بے نظیر بھٹو
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Prime Minister of Pakistan
In office
19 October 1993 – 5 November 1996
PresidentWasim Sajjad
Farooq Leghari
Preceded byMoeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi(Acting)
Succeeded byMalik Meraj Khalid (Acting)
In office
2 December 1988 – 6 August 1990
PresidentGhulam Ishaq Khan
Preceded byMuhammad Khan Junejo
Succeeded byGhulam Mustafa Jatoi (Acting)
Leader of the Opposition
In office
5 November 1996 – 12 October 1999
Preceded byNawaz Sharif
Succeeded byFazal-ur-Rehman
In office
6 November 1990 – 18 April 1993
Preceded byKhan Abdul Wali Khan
Succeeded byNawaz Sharif
Minister of Finance
In office
26 January 1994 – 10 October 1996
Preceded byBabar Ali (Acting)
Succeeded byNaveed Qamar
In office
4 December 1988 – 6 December 1990
Prime MinisterGhulam Mustafa Jatoi (Acting)
Nawaz Sharif
Preceded byMahbub ul Haq (Acting)
Succeeded bySartaj Aziz
Minister of Defence
In office
4 December 1988 – 6 August 1990
Preceded byMahmoud Haroon (Acting)
Succeeded byGhous Ali Shah
Chairperson of the Pakistan Peoples Party
In office
12 November 1982 – 27 December 2007
Acting until 10 January 1984
Preceded byNusrat Bhutto
Succeeded byAsif Ali Zardari
Bilawal Zardari Bhutto
Personal details
Born21 June 1953
Died27 December 2007 (aged 54)
Political partyPakistan Peoples Party
Spouse(s)Asif Ali Zardari (1987–2007)
RelationsZulfiqar Ali Bhutto (father)
Nusrat Bhutto (mother)
Murtaza Bhutto (brother)
Shahnawaz Bhutto (brother)
Sanam Bhutto (sister)
Alma materHarvard University
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
St Catherine's College, Oxford
Karachi Grammar School
WebsiteOfficial website

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