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Government offers to exhume Benazir's body (Second Lead)
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) As the war of words over what actually caused Benazir's Bhutto's death gets bitter, the Pakistan government Saturday said it was ready to exhume the slain former prime minister's body and conduct a post mortem examination to clear doubts over whether she had bullet or shrapnel injuries.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 8:24:00 PM

Pakistan still in flames post Bhutto killing (Third Lead)
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Pakistan remained in the grip of violence and turmoil for the second day Saturday after the murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto with protestors going on the rampage, burning vehicles, petrol pumps banks, eateries, government buildings and trains.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 8:03:12 PM

Bhutto successor may be named Sunday (Lead)
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's chosen successor and the political programme for her Pakistan People's Party may be announced in a 'will' to be read out by her son Bilawal Sunday evening, senior party officials and her husband said Saturday.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 7:53:49 PM

Militant leader Mehsud denies role in Bhutto killing (Lead)
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Al Qaeda linked Pakistani militant commander Baitullah Mehsud, who was named a key suspect in the murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, Saturday denied his role in the assassination.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 6:35:50 PM

Benazir was like 'sister', Sharif tells PPP
Nowdero (Pakistan), Dec 29 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif told Benazir Bhutto's party workers here, near Larkana town in Sind, Saturday that she was like his 'sister' and he shared their grief at her assassination.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 6:03:15 PM

Unrest paralyses Pakistan amid controversy over Bhutto death (Second Lead)
Islamabad, Dec 29 (DPA) Nationwide unrest kept daily life in Pakistan literally paralysed for the second day Saturday following the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, as her supporters rejected government version that she died due to a fatal fracture in the skull.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 5:22:21 PM

Bhutto's message for people to be read Sunday
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's message which she had written for the people of Pakistan will be read out by her teenager son Bilawal after public prayers Sunday evening, a leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) said Saturday.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 4:55:35 PM

Al Qaeda ally Mehsud denies role in Bhutto killing
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Baitullah Mehsud, the Al Qaeda-linked Pakistani militant who has been named as a key suspect in the killing of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, has denied any involvement in the assassination, his spokespersons said Saturday.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 4:35:48 PM

Bhutto's body had bullet marks, reiterates aide (Lead)
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Accusing the Pakistan government of mounting a massive cover up operation over former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination, a close aide of the slain leader Saturday stoutly maintained that she died of gunshots.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 4:34:23 PM

Pakistan poll to be postponed: Election Commission
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to postpone the Jan 8 polls in view of the situation in the country after the murder of former prime minister Benaqzir Bhutto and will announce new dates for national and provincial assembly elections on Monday, a senior official of the commission told IANS.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 4:00:09 PM

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