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Fatima Bhutto

Fatima Bhutto born Fatima Murtaza Bhutto ( 29 May 1982), is a Pakistani poet and author. She is the daughter of Murtaza Bhutto and granddaughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and, niece of Benazir Bhutto and Shahnawaz Bhutto. She is best known of her book, The Shadow Of The Crescent Moon' her fiction debut, her other publications are a collection of poems, Whispers in the Desert, 8:50 a.m. 8 October 2005, Songs Of Blood And Sword, and a short story titled Democracy was published in February 2015. [1][2][3][4]

Bhutto is active in Pakistan's social-political arena, favouring her stepmother Ghinwa Bhutto's party the Pakistan Peoples Party (Shaheed Bhutto). However, she has no desire to run for political office herself.[5]

Early life

She was born on 29 May 1982 to Bhutto family of Murtaza Bhutto, a son of the former prime minister of Pakistan Z. A. Bhutto, her mother Fauzia Fasihudin was from Afghanistan. Her father went into exile during the General Zia-ul-Haq era. Her parents divorced when she was three years old, and she moved from country to country, with her father. She grew up stateless. Her father married Ghinwa Bhutto, a Lebanese ballet teacher in 1989 in Syria. Bhutto considers Ghinwa to be her real mother. She is the granddaughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Nusrat Bhutto, an Iranian Kurd, niece of Benazir [6]

In 1996, Police killed her father in Karachi during the government of Benazir Bhutto.[7][8]

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