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Topic - Benazir Bhutto
The prosecutor leading the murder case against Pakistan's ex-dictator, Pervez Musharraf, was killed in a hail of gunfire Friday as he drove to court.
The 24-year-old son of the late former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto launched his political career Thursday with a fiery speech before thousands of cheering supporters observing the fifth anniversary of his mother's assassination.
Pakistan will ask Interpol to arrest ex-President Pervez Musharraf for his failure to prevent the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the interior minister said Tuesday.
As Pakistan has forced its way into America's national con sciousness over the past few years, bookshelves have grown crowded with publications devoted to deciphering the murky politics behind this nuclear-armed nation in perpetual crisis. The latest entry to this roster, "The Pakistan Cauldron: Conspiracy, Assassination and Instability," is a welcome one, and comes to us from James Farwell, a strategic communications guru and longtime adviser to U.S. Special Operations Command and Strategic Command.
Osama bin Laden's demise will have a far-reaching impact on the scale and nature of the Pakistani Taliban insurgency in Pakistan.
The U.S. ambassador to Pakistan refused to provide security for Benazir Bhutto two months before the charismatic political leader was assassinated in a bomb attack in December 2007, according to a classified diplomatic cable.
A Pakistani court issued an arrest warrant Saturday for former President Pervez Musharraf in connection with the assassination of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto, while government investigators accused the retired general of involvement in the slaying.
The governor of Pakistan's wealthiest and most populous province was shot dead in the capital Tuesday by one of his own guards, who later told interrogators that he was angry about the politician's stance against the country's blasphemy law, officials said.
Pakistan's federal minister for defense production resigned after being summoned by the prime minister to explain comments he made criticizing the army and accusing it of killing prominent politicians, officials said Sunday.
Buried by a 24/7 deluge of soundbites and analyses of soundbites from three U.S. presidential candidates and their handlers, the media packaged the rest of the world into two huge natural disasters — Myanmar and China. The man-made geopolitical disaster in the making in both Pakistan and Afghanistan got lost in the shuffle.
From combined dispatches
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Police yesterday formally accused the top Taliban leader in the country and four others of planning the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.
ISLAMABAD (London Sunday Telegraph) — Pervez Musharraf is considering stepping down as president of Pakistan rather than waiting to be forced out by his victorious opponents, his aides say.
LONDON SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Benazir Bhutto was many things — zealous guardian of her dead father's legacy, aristocratic populist, accused rogue, even one of People magazine's 50 most-beautiful people. And in the end, she was a victim of roiling passions in the nation she sought to lead for a third time.
"We demand that the Election Commission should take notice of such things to ensure free and fair elections," she said, also accusing local mayors of planning to cheat.
Mrs. Bhutto, a two-time former prime minister who recently returned from years of living in exile, told reporters during a campaign stop that her party has evidence of interference, though she did not say what it was.