PARADE Magazine to Carry Special Story on Benazir Bhutto

In light of the tragic news of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, Parade magazine has announced to release a special story . The story will be published on January 6, 2008 as cover story, written by acclaimed author and PARADE Contributing Editor Gail Sheehy. It was one of the last person-to-person interviews with the former Pakistani Prime Minister. Sheehy reported on the opposition leader from Pakistan.

In a special update on on Friday, Sheehy reveals when she followed Bhutto on the campaign trail earlier this month through villages in her home district, she stood atop a truck, her head and torso completely exposed. Sheehy writes, “Her only protection was one female bodyguard, Nahid Khan, an unarmed older woman who has served for years as Bhutto’s personal assistant.”

In the PARADE piece, Bhutto discussed the challenges she faced as the first woman elected to lead a Muslim country. “I am what the terrorists most fear,” Bhutto told PARADE. “A female political leader fighting to bring modernity to Pakistan. Now they’re trying to kill me.”

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