The wax statue of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto was revealed at an official event held at Madame Tussauds Dubai.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, graced the occasion. Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, Ambassador of Pakistan to UAE, senior officials of the Embassy & Consulate General of Pakistan and prominent community members were also present.
Benazir Bhutto’s Wax Statue Dubai
In his remarks on the occasion, Bilawal highlighted that the wax figure was a befitting tribute to Benazir Bhutto.
He added that her legacy – being the first female Prime Minister from the Muslim World – continued to inspire the young generation – women in particular.
He further remarked that the former Prime Minister of Pakistan was consistent and passionate in advocating peace, stability, and cooperation amongst nations at international fora.
Madame Tussauds Dubai
Late Bhutto’s wax figure unveiled at the Madame Tussauds wears the same outfit she wore when sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan. The figure was sculpted from a sitting in 1989 using the traditional techniques. The figure will be placed in the first zone of Madame Tussauds Dubai, alongside wax figures of Royals and leaders of the world.
Benazir Bhutto was a Pakistani politician and stateswoman who served as the 11th and 13th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996.
She was the first female leader of any Islamic state in modern history and daughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan (1971–1977).
Ambassador Faisal Niaz Tirmizi on the occasion said, “The work of Madame Tussauds allows us to celebrate the achievements and contributions of remarkable individuals who have inspired generations all over the world. I am glad that Pakistani citizens living in the UAE will now be able to visit the likeness of Benazir Bhutto at Madame Tussauds Dubai and learn about her accomplishments.”
Sanaz Kollsrud, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Dubai said, “We are honored that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was able to attend the figure reveal. We are pleased and humbled to include Benazir Bhutto to the line-up of respected figures at Madame Tussauds Dubai and share her figure with our Pakistani guests.”