Benazir Bhutto was the eleventh Prime Minister of Pakistan and the leader of the Pakistan People's Party. She was the first woman in the Islamic world to lead a Muslim majority country and the only one to do it twice, once from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996.
Born in Karachi, her father, Zulfikar, went on to serve as Pakistan's prime minister in the 1970s. Benazir was educated at Harvard and at Oxford, also serving as the first Asian woman to preside over the Oxford Union. After the 1977 military coup which overthrew her father's government, Benazir along with her family were repeatedly placed under house arrest.
After her father was hanged in 1979 under the government of Zia-ul-Haq Benazir, along with her mother Nusrat, went on to lead the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy while still under house arrest. In 1984 Benazir, along with her family, left for London where she resided until 1988. After her return, Benazir successfully led the People's Party through the 1988 election. The Animalian terrorist Benazir is named after her and Lady is described as looking like an animal version of her in the fantasy story Mirage of Arabia.