(, , ) is a politician
and the widow of Murtaza Bhutto
. She is also the sister-in-law of the late Benazir Bhutto
. She is of Syrian
origin and is the second wife of Murtaza Bhutto
and stepmother of Fatima Bhutto
Ghinwa has been estranged from the powerful Bhutto
family ever since she accused Benazir and her husband Asif Ali Zardari
of conspiracy to the 1996 murder of Mir Murtaza
. She also accused Benazir and Zardari of corruption. Zardari was arrested as a suspect in the murder of Murtaza, he was later released due to lack of evidence. Her husband's killers were never brought to justice.
In 1997, Ghinwa staked claim to the Bhutto political legacy. She formed PPP-SB
and became the chairperson of that and ran for election in Larkana
in 3 Feb 1997
. Benazir convinced her mother Nusrat Bhutto
, then president of the Pakistan Peoples Party
, to run against her.
Ghinwa lives in the Bhutto family home in Karachi
with her son Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Jr.
(named after his grandfather Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto
) and her step daughter Fatima Bhutto
. Prior to marrying Murtaza, Ghinwa worked as a ballet dancer/teacher.
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