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Prayer services held in Pakistan for Bhutto
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) Ritual prayers, known as 'rasm-e-qul', were held across Pakistan for the peace of slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto Sunday, the largest congregation taking place at Bhutto House in Garhi Khuda Bux, Larkana in Sind.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 2:10:41 PM

Pakistan TV channel shows Bhutto shooter, contradicts government
Islamabad, Dec 30 (DPA) A Pakistani television station released footage early Sunday claiming that opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was shot dead by an assassin before an accomplice detonated a suicide bomb, contrary to official government claims.

Sunday, December 30, 2007 9:41:27 AM

Government offers to exhume Benazir's body, defers poll in burning Pakistan (Roundup)
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Two days after Benazir Bhutto's assassination, Pakistan remained in flames as the government offered to exhume her body to clear doubts over how she died.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 10:07:12 PM

Benazir's son to replace her, says PPP leader
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Nineteen-year-old Bilawal will replace his slain mother Benazir Bhutto as chief of Pakistan Peoples Party, the country's most influential political outfit, a PPP leader said Saturday.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 9:28:42 PM

Sharif meets Zardari, says Bhutto was like 'sister' (Lead)
Nowdero (Pakistan), Dec 29 (IANS) Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif met late Benazir Bhutto's husband Asif Zardari Saturday and told her party workers that the slain leader was like his 'sister' and was a symbol of national unity.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 8:50:51 PM

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

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