Anniversary of Benazir Bhutto's Death in Pakistan in 2022

Anniversary of Benazir Bhutto's Death in Pakistan in 2022

  How long until Anniversary of Benazir Bhutto's Death?
Anniversary of Benazir Bhutto's Death
  Dates of Anniversary of Benazir Bhutto's Death in Pakistan
2022 Sindh Tue, Dec 27 Regional Holiday
2020 Sindh Sun, Dec 27 Regional Holiday
2019 Sindh Fri, Dec 27 Regional Holiday
2018 Sindh Thu, Dec 27 Regional Holiday
2017 Sindh Wed, Dec 27 Regional Holiday
  Summary

On 27 December 2007 Benazir Bhutto was killed in a gun and suicide bomb attack after an election rally in Rawlapindi, shortly after returning to Pakistan from self-imposed exile

When is the Anniversary of Benazir Bhutto's Death?

The Anniversary of Benazir Bhutto's Death is a regional public holiday in the Pakistani province of Sindh on December 27th each year. It is a holiday in all offices, autonomous, semi-autonomous bodies, corporations and local councils under the administrative control of the Sindh government. 

This holiday commemorates the former prime minister of Pakitan, Benazir Bhutto, on the anniversary of her death in 2007.

History of the Anniversary of Benazir Bhutto's Death

Benazir Bhutto was born on June 21st 1953, in Karachi, Pakistan. Bhutto was the eldest child of former premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. 

In 1977 Benazir Bhutto was placed under house arrest following a military coup led by General Mohammad Zia ul-Haq which overthrew her father's government. 

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was executed on April 4th 1979. His death is also commemorated by a public holiday in Sindh.

After his death, Benazir Bhutto became the leader of her father's party, the Pakistan People’s Party.  

When General Zia ul-Haq's dictatorship ended after he was killed in a plane crash in 1988, Bhutto became the first woman leader of a Muslim nation on December 1st 1988. 

Bhutto served two terms as prime minister but was plagued by charges of corruption, Bhutto went into self-imposed exile in Britain and Dubai for eight years.

Bhutto returned to Pakistan on October 18th 2007, after President Musharraf granted her amnesty on all corruption charges.

Bhutto narrowly avoided an assassination attempt on her return. Bhutto was killed a few months later when an assassin fired shots and then blew himself up after an election rally in Rawalpindi on December 27th 2007. The attack also killed 28 others and wounded over 100. 

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