June 21 marks Pakistan, and the Muslim world’s first female Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s birthday. She would have been 66 today.

The Current got in touch with those close to Benazir and asked them what the former PM would have liked as a present.

Most of them told us that Benazir had a sweet tooth and loved chocolates with nuts so that would have been the ideal gift. She was also very fond of ice-cream with caramel.


Apart from that cotton shalwar suits would have also been a great gift for Benazir, who we all know had a strong fashion sense.

Reading was one of her favourite past times and she would regularly read books on current international politics. Books would have also been an ideal gift for her.

All in all, books, chocolates and a shalwar suit are the three things BB would have liked as a present. Simple.