Islamabad, 29 December 2021 (TDI): Yesterday on the 14th death anniversary of Pakistan’s first female Prime Minister, the Canadian High Commissioner Wendy Gilmour paid tribute to Benazir Bhutto.

The Canadian High Commissioner called Benazir to be an inspiration for her and all the women around the globe. She recalled that she was in university when Benazir became the first female prime minister of Pakistan in 1988. She expressed sorrow and gave her condolences to Benazir’s family and her supporters.

Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto, born on 21 June 1953, was the first female politician to run a democratic Muslim majority state. In modern history, she served two terms as the Prime Minister of Pakistan from (1988-1990) and (1993-1996).

Benazir was the daughter of politician Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who also was a leader of Pakistan for 6 years. Bhutto faced a lot of obstacles during her political career, she went thru house arrest. She was also exiled from her own country for two years. After her father’s execution, Benazir became a formal head of Zulfiqar Ali’s political party, and on December 1, 1988, she won and became the first women Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Bhutto and Women Rights

Benazir fought for the empowerment of women in Pakistan. Bhutto has made groundbreaking efforts in bringing women’s rights to Pakistan. She has served as a women’s rights activist and tried to eliminate the dowry system in Pakistan.

She stressed over women getting equal opportunities in a male dominating society of Pakistan. It was during Bhutto’s period that the first women’s bank was established in Pakistan. Benazir reformed the Sindh land sector and granted land to female farmers so that they can work and run their homes.

It is because of such great women figure that Pakistani women now hold a strong spot in various sectors. Women are working as entrepreneurs, government sectors, security forces, and Information Technology e.t.c.