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On Decem­ber 27, 2007, the first woman to lead a Mus­lim-major­i­ty coun­try, Benazir Bhut­to, was assas­si­nat­ed while cam­paign­ing for a third term as Prime Min­is­ter. Her rival, mil­i­tary com­man­der and Pres­i­dent Per­vez Mushar­raf, fled the coun­try and was con­vict­ed in absen­tia for trea­son. Mushar­raf died in exile in 2023. This pro­gram focus­es main­ly on the prob­lems Benazir faced — the com­plex and com­pet­i­tive pol­i­tics, the sex­ism, her cor­rupt hus­band, her inex­pe­ri­ence, the hopes and dis­il­lu­sion­ment of women who sup­port­ed her…
Cred­its: Pro­duced by Frie­da Wer­den. Audio record­ing, Kather­ine Dav­en­port and Nafisa Hoodbhoy.