Benazir Bhutto was a Pakistani politician who chaired the Pakistan
Peoples Party (PPP), a centre-left political party in Pakistan.
Bhutto was the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state, having
twice been Prime Minister of Pakistan (1988–1990 & 1993-1996). She
was Pakistan's first and to date only female prime minister.
Noted for her charismatic authority
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 emphasized
deregulation (particularly of the financial sector), flexible labor
markets, the denationalization of state-owned corporations, and the
withdrawal of subsidies to others.