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Mohammed Hanif

Opera on Benazir Bhutto’s life to debut in US next year

NEW YORK: A noted American company is producing an opera on the life and legacy of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed, the former prime minister of Pakistan who was assassinated in 2007. Created by Mohammed Fairouz, an eminent Emirati-American composer, and Mohammed Hanif, an award-winning Pakistani novelist, the opera titled "Bhutto" will premier in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania next year. "The opera focuses on Benazir Bhutto's extraordinary life and the influences upon her, and the effect that her stand for women and their ability to…