Benazir Bhutto (English IPA: [bɛnɜziɽ botɔ] Urdu: بینظیر بھٹو) (born 21 June 1953 in Karachi) is a Pakistani politician who became the first woman to lead a post-colonial Muslim state. Benazir was twice elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. She was sworn in for the first time in 1988, but she was deposed 20 months later under the controversial orders of then-president Ghulam Ishaq Khan, on grounds of alleged corruption. Benazir was re-elected in 1993, but was again sacked by the President in 1996 on similar charges.
Has al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the blast?