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The Return of democracy

Benazir Bhutto emerged as the first ever female Prime Minister of Pakistan in December 1988.         Benazir was seen as a symbol of resistance by all those who went through persecution during Zia’s authoritarian regime. Furthermore people in general and women in particular had great expectations from the first ever female Prime Minister. The Zia regime had infringed women’s rights thus it was believed that Benazir would take appropriate steps to restore the rights of women. Benazir during her first term in office 1988-90 was unable to come up to the expectations of the general public. Thus it was believed that finally she was taken over by her overwhelming feudal authoritarian nature. Benazir had to face harsh criticism owing to her husband Asif Ali Zardari who was said to have acquired the title..