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Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto appointed her mother, Nusrat, as her deputy and brought four other women into her Cabinet. They were among 23 new ministers appointed as Bhutto doubled the size of her team to 48. Women now will head the ministries of state, education, population welfare, women’s affairs and special education and social welfare. The six women in the Cabinet are the most in Pakistan’s history. Nusrat Bhutto, widow of the late Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was appointed senior minister without portfolio, a position that makes her deputy to her daughter.


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