It has been claimed that Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, a leading
politician and former president and prime minister of
Pakistan, mentored his daughter Benazir Bhutto in politics since her
childhood. The present study was carried out to explore the nature and
extent of political mentoring accorded to Benazir Bhutto by her father. It
highlights three modes of mentoring employed by her father and evaluates
each of them separately. The modes of mentoring employed were (a)
through letters and discussions during her early age, (b) through her
attendance of major political events while she was a university student, and
(c) her on-job training in the prime ministerís secretariat after completion
of her studies. It is concluded that the mentoring on the part of her father,
whether intentional or unintentional, helped her a great deal in preparing
her for the future role in the politics of Pakistan.
1-Muhammad Ali Shaikh: Vice Chancellor, Department of Media Studies and Communication Studies, Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Karachi, Pakistan.2-Stephen John: Associate Professor, Department of Education, Sindh Madressatul Isl am University, Karachi, Pakistan. Email: email@example.com-Hamida Zafar: Professor, Department of Education, Jinnah University for Women Karachi, Pakistan.
Benazir Bhutto, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistan People Party, Democracy, Dictatorship, Pakistan, Mentoring