Pakistan The Undoing of Benazir

After a year in office, Prime Minister Bhutto discovers that good intentions are no substitute for good government


Benazir Bhutto was one of the best political stories of the 1980s. Educated at Harvard and Oxford, she rallied from imprisonment and exile to return to Pakistan in 1986 and confront General Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, the country's military ruler and the man who executed her father, Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. When Zia's death in a mysterious plane crash in 1988 opened the way for Pakistan's first regular elections in a decade, Bhutto, only 35 and the mother of a two-month-old son, led her father's Pakistan People's Party through a raucous campaign to victory -- an unprecedented achievement for a...

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