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Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto  

(b. 21 June 1953; d. 27 Dec. 2007).Prime Minister of Pakistan 1988–90, 1993–6Early careerBorn in the Sind Province as the daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir studied history and politics at ...
Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi  

(1917–1984)Indian prime minister (1966–77; 1980–84). Regarded as the strong-willed matriarch of India, Mrs Gandhi dominated her country's affairs both nationally and internationally for nearly ...
Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Mohammad Ali Jinnah  

(1876–1948)Indian nationalist, Muslim leader, and founder of Pakistan.Born in Karachi, the son of a merchant, Jinnah was educated at schools in Karachi and Bombay before qualifying as a barrister at ...
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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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4,685 words
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The Islamic Republic of Pakistan came into existence on 14 August 1947 when India became independent and was split into

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