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Thousands bid tearful farewell to Benazir
Naudero (Pakistan), Dec 28 (IANS) On foot, on bullock carts and tractors and motorbikes, an estimated 35,000 nameless faces, braving the cold weather and the violence that erupted all across Sindh following Benazir Bhutto's death converged to Naudero, the ancestral home of the Bhuttos, 550 km from the southern city of Karachi, to bid a final farewell to their beloved leader.

Friday, December 28, 2007 6:58:45 PM

Benazir laid to rest, burying a nation's dreams
Garhi Khuda Baksh (Pakistan), Dec 28 (IANS) Benazir Bhutto, who could well have become Pakistan's prime minister in a fortnight, was laid to rest Friday afternoon in the ornate family mausoleum she had built for her father Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in her dusty home ground in Sindh.

Friday, December 28, 2007 5:30:30 PM

Sections of PPP try to get Sanam, Zardari to head party
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Some sections of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) are trying to convince former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's sister Sanam to take over the reins of the party while others favour her husband Asif Zardari instead.

Friday, December 28, 2007 3:46:22 PM

Rioting continues in Pakistan following Bhutto assassination (Second Lead)
Islamabad, Dec 28 (DPA) Parts of Pakistan were in danger of spinning out of control Friday as angry mobs continued attacks on government buildings and private property following the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto the previous day.

Friday, December 28, 2007 3:31:38 PM

Pakistan election date stands: interim PM
Islamabad, Dec 28 (Xinhua) Pakistan's plan to hold general elections Jan 8 stands despite the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, the government said Friday.

Friday, December 28, 2007 2:55:26 PM

Musharraf was relieved not being Benazir's military secretary (Lead)
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Pakistan's slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto may have wanted Pervez Musharraf, then a brigadier in the Pakistan Army, to serve as her military secretary but he declined the offer - and is thankful he did so, the president said in his memoir.

Friday, December 28, 2007 2:55:00 PM

Benazir wanted me as her military secretary: Musharraf
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Pakistan's slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto wanted Pervez Musharraf, then a brigadier in the Pakistan Army, to serve as her military secretary but he declined the offer - and is thankful he did so, the president says.

Friday, December 28, 2007 2:19:59 PM

She came to save Pakistan, says Zardari
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) 'She came to save Pakistan,' a grieving Asif Zardari said Friday shortly before the funeral ceremony of his wife, Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto who was assassinated in Rawalpindi.

Friday, December 28, 2007 1:57:31 PM

Doctors desperately tried to revive Benazir: reports
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Doctors at the Rawalpindi General Hospital tried desperately for 41 minutes to revive former prime minister Benazir Bhutto after she was shot but failed in their efforts, a report submitted to the Punjab government's health department said.

Friday, December 28, 2007 12:57:01 PM

Violence after Bhutto killing rages in Pakistan, 22 dead (Lead)
Islamabad/Karachi, Dec 28 (IANS) Streets in Pakistani cities and towns were largely deserted Friday and mobs ruled Karachi torching vehicles as violence sparked by Benazir Bhutto's assassination continued a second day.

Friday, December 28, 2007 11:52:06 AM

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