Karachi: The 59th birthday of late Benazir Bhutto will be celebrated tomorrow (Thursday, 21st June) across the country. The cake slaughtering ceremony would be held in many parts of the country including Naudero, Larkana, Rawalpindi and many other places.
President Asif Ali Zardari along with his children Bakhtawar and Asifa Bhutto Zardari are expected to visit Garhi Khuda Bakhsh and pay a visit to his wife’s grave and offer Fatiha. Zardari will also participate in the birthday celebrations.
Benazir was born here on 21st June in 1953 at Pinto Hospital and was the eldest child of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Benazir got her early education from Lady Jennings Nursery School and Convent of Jesus and Mary in Karachi, later in Rawalpindi and Murree.
She passed her O-level examinations at the age of 15 and then went on to complete her A-Levels at the Karachi Grammar School. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with cum laude honors in comparative government from Radcliffe College at Harvard University in the United States.
Benazir served as the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan in two non-consecutive terms from 1988 until 1990 and 1993 until 1996.
After eight years in exile in Dubai and London, Bhutto returned to Karachi on 18 October 2007, to prepare for the 2008 national elections, allegedly making deal with then President Pervez Musharraf. She was assassinated on 27 December 2007 while leaving a campaign rally for the PPP at Liaquat National Bagh.