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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

Government claim a 'pack of lies': Bhutto supporters
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) The Pakistan government's claim that former prime minister Benazir Bhutto did not die of gunshots or a blast but by hitting her head against the sunroof lever of her vehicle has infuriated her supporters, who call it 'a pack of lies' and say it could lead to increased violence.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 1:31:19 PM

Bhutto death augurs unrest, lawlessness in N-armed nation (Commentary)
Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination could not have come at a worse time for turbulent Pakistan and threatens to conflagrate a highly volatile security situation in a largely lawless country armed with nuclear weapons.

Saturday, December 29, 2007 10:10:34 AM

Bhutto died from hitting vehicle roof, says government
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Controversy continues to surround Benazir Bhutto's death with the Pakistan government Friday evening stating that the former prime minister was killed not by bullets or shrapnel but by hitting the sunroof of her vehicle as she tried to duck after a suicide attack.

Friday, December 28, 2007 10:49:12 PM

A troubled nation bids Benazir Bhutto adieu (Roundup)
Garhi Khuda Baksh (Pakistan), Dec 28 (IANS) The dust clouds swirled Friday as Pakistan's slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was laid to rest, leaving behind a restive country with mobs trawling the streets and 22 people killed in clashes. All the while the clamour for President Pervez Musharraf's resignation grew louder.

Friday, December 28, 2007 8:05:02 PM

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