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Pro-Taliban militants want Bhutto killing probed
Islamabad, Dec 31 (DPA) Pro-Taliban militants Monday demanded an independent inquiry into the assassination of Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, according to a local media report.

Monday, December 31, 2007 7:49:23 PM

Musharraf will have to go: Sharif
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) Saying that President Pervez Musharraf was the root cause of all evils in the country and will 'have to go', former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif Monday demanded his immediate resignation and announced his party would contest the planned Jan 8 polls.

Monday, December 31, 2007 7:22:58 PM

Stocks crash, but Pakistanis begin process of revival (Roundup)
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) Pakistan stocks crashed Monday as markets opened after three days, just as hopes of stability in the country had plummeted with the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. But peace of sorts returned to the streets.

Monday, December 31, 2007 6:39:27 PM

Will autopsy on Benazir's body become necessary?
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) The body of Pakistan's slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto may need to be exhumed for an autopsy if the government allows international experts to institute a probe into her assassination.

Monday, December 31, 2007 5:45:08 PM

Zardari effectively controls PPP: Pakistani media
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) might have anointed slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's son Bilawal as its new head but effective control will be in the hands of her husband Asif Zardari, editorials in major English newspapers Monday said.

Monday, December 31, 2007 2:23:57 PM

Markets nosedive in Pakistan after Bhutto killing
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) Pakistan stocks witnessed sharp decline Monday as the market opened after three days of mourning that witnessed widespread violence and unrest in the country in aftermath of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination.

Monday, December 31, 2007 1:46:45 PM

Normalcy in Pakistan after three days of anarchy
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) Normalcy returned to Pakistan Monday after the death of 44 people in three days of widespread street violence in the wake of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination.

Monday, December 31, 2007 1:32:11 PM

Bhutto killing raises questions on Pakistan's nuclear arsenal (News Analysis)
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Benazir Bhutto's assassination and the chaos it threatens to bring about once more raises worrying questions about the continuing security of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.

Monday, December 31, 2007 1:20:13 PM

What triggered Benazir's assassination? (Commentary)
A leading national daily had articles on Benazir Bhutto's assassination under the headline 'Chronicle of a death foretold'. Both friends and her opponents had warned Benazir about the threats to her life if she returned to Pakistan. Being an exceptionally brave woman and committed to reintroduction of democracy in Pakistan, she accepted the risks and returned home.

Monday, December 31, 2007 10:59:00 AM

Bhutto's teenage son to head party, PPP to contest polls (Intro Roundup)
Islamabad/Larkana, Dec 30 (IANS) Bilawal, the teenage son of Benazir Bhutto, was Sunday picked to head her Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) three days after her assassination. The party also decided to contest the Jan 8 general elections and demanded an international probe into the murder of the two-time prime minister.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 10:07:33 PM

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