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Pakistan grieves Benazir Bhutto, 10 years after assassination

Karachi - Thousands of mourners visited the shrine of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto Wednesday as the country marked 10 years since her assassination, with her killers yet to face justice.

Benazir Bhutto's untested son takes up his Pakistani destiny

Karachi - A decade after Pakistan's first female leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated, her son Bilawal is striving to reclaim his mother's mantle, the latest act in a Shakespearean saga of tragedy and power.

Musharraf says will face Bhutto murder trial in Pakistan

Islamabad - Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf said he would return to Pakistan to face trial in the murder case of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Musharraf declared fugitive in ex-Pakistan PM Bhutto's murder trial

Rawalpindi - A Pakistani court Thursday branded former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a fugitive in ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto's murder trial, but acquitted five men accused of involvement in the 2007 assassination.

Musharraf declared fugitive in ex-Pakistan PM Bhutto's murder trial

Rawalpindi - A Pakistani court Thursday branded former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a fugitive in ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto's murder trial, but acquitted five men accused of being involved in the 2007 assassination.

Who killed Benazir Bhutto? The theories behind the murder

Karachi - A Pakistani anti-terrorism court declared former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a fugitive in ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto's murder trial Thursday, nearly 10 years after the iconic political figure was gunned down in the streets of Rawalpindi.

Benazir Bhutto's son vows defeat for jihadists in Pakistan

Karachi - The son of slain former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto launched his formal political debut in a massive rally Saturday, vowing to resist extremism and stop the Islamic State group from gaining a foothold in the country.

Pakistan's Bhutto lashes out at the 'stone-age' Taliban

Karachi - Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of Pakistan's assassinated premier Benazir Bhutto, on Saturday slammed the Taliban for trying to drag the country back to the "stone-age."Addressing a gathering during the closing ceremony of a two-week cultural festival...

Pakistan’s Controversial Leader ZA Bhutto Remembered Today

Thirty years ago today, Pakistan’s elected Prime Minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was executed on trumped-up charges by military dictator General Zia ul Haq.

Today Marks The 1st Anniversary of Bhutto's Assassination

Today marks the first anniversary of the assassination of then-Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto.

The Widower Of Benazir Bhutto Elected President Of Pakistan

The new president of Pakistan is Asif Ali Zardari, capturing 458 out of 702 electoral college votes, including over 280 votes in the parliament.

Bakhtawar Bhutto: 'I Will Continue My Mother's Fight'

Ever since the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the headlines have focused on her son and her husband. Now, the eldest daughter of Bhutto is at the center of attention.

Musharraf May 'Retire' From Office In 'Near-Future'

As Pakistan sets up a new coalition parliament, it may seem that Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf may make his bid to step down from office.

Parliamentary Elections Held In Pakistan

Mathew Pennington, writer with The Associated Press reports from Islamabad, Pakistan where Pakistanis will vote for a new parliament. The elections were moved to February due to the violence surrounding the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

Bhutto's Assassination Cost A Little Over $7,000 To Execute

According to the chief Pakistani investigator, the cost to take out former Pakistan People’s Party leader and opposition candidate Benzair Bhutto on December 27 had cost a bit more than $7,000.

Op-Ed: Conspiracy Theories Revisited

From John F. Kennedy to Princess Dianna, the more recognizable the figure, the more controversy surrounds their untimely deaths. Pakistan's late Bhutto is the most recent world figure whose death is surrounded by conspiracy theories.

Demands For UN Inquiry of Bhutto's Death Rejected By Musharraf

While Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf gave a warning to United States troops to keep out of the country, he had also rejected a United Nations probe into the assassination of opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto.

'22 Dead' In Suicide Attack In Pakistan

In the city of Lahore located in eastern Pakistan, a suicide bomber has killed at least 22 while wounding 60 others. Most of them were police officers. The suicide bomber blew himself up.

Musharraf Announces Bhutto Is Responsible For Her Own Death

While Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s president has said that a gunman may have shot Benazir Bhutto, he said that she alone is responsible for her own death by exposing herself to danger.

Bhutto's Death Inquiry to be assisted by Scotland Yard

Recently, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has said that Scotland Yard will assist in the investigation pertaining to the assassination of opposition leader and former leader of the Pakistan People’s Party, Benazir Bhutto.

Bhutto Aid Claims to Have Proof Musharraf Will Rig Elections

The day she was assassinated, Benazir Bhutto had planned to meet with two US Congressmen and reveal new evidence alleging the involvement of Pakistan's intelligence agencies in rigging the country's upcoming elections, an aide said Monday.

Opposition Parties To Participate In Elections On January 8

Despite the chaos and violence that erupted after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and the official medical report into her death, the opposition parties have made a vow to go ahead with the elections next week.

Pakistan Police Blocked Bhutto Autopsy

Athar Minallah, an attorney on the board of directors at Rawalpindi General Hospital where Benazir Bhutto died last week, said today that the police chief of Rawalpindi prevented doctors from performing an autopsy on Bhutto.

Benazir Bhutto 'killers' shown in film images

A Pakistani television channel showed pictures of Bhutto’s killers that were captured just moments before the explosion. It appears two men were involved in killing her before they committed suicide.

New Video Shows Bhutto's Death

Amateur video obtained by CNN from DawnNews TV of Pakistan shows former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto slumping down into her car after being fatally shot in Rawalpindi on December 27.

Benazir Bhutto's Son Named as Her Successor

Despite his rumoured lack of interest in politics, Bilawal Bhutto, 19, son of the slain Benazir Bhutto, has been handpicked by the leadership of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) to succeed his mother as head of the party.

International Probe Of Bhutto's Death Rejected By Pakistan

In the investigation surrounding the assassination of opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistani government has rejected outside help. Chaos has paralyzed the country three days after Bhutto’s death.

Crackdown on Rioting Ordered By Musharraf

In response to the chaos and unrest plaguing Pakistan, President Pervez Musharraf has ordered a firm crackdown on the rioting and civil unrest that follows after the assassination of opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto.

Bhutto's Death Can Possibly Delay Pakistani Elections

According to the Pakistanis, the tragic assassination of Benazir Bhutto have gave the indication that it would delay the parliamentary votes supposed to take place on January 8 due to the violent backlash and chaos.

Musharraf Accused Of Coverup By Mehsud

On Saturday, the Islamic militants linked with the Taliban and Al-Qaeda had stated they had nothing to do with the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Al-Qaeda denies being involved despite accusations by the government.
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