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For Pakistan, a Moment of Uncertainty

Protests and violence occurred throughout Pakistan in the wake of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination. Bhutto was leading the Pakistan People's Party as it campaigned for the Jan. 8 national elections.

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Musharraf Delivers a Fierce Denial
Article | ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 3 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Thursday vehemently denied that he or his government played any role in the death of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, and instead blamed her for not heeding warnings to take extra precautions.
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Doctors Cite Pressure to Keep Silent On Bhutto
Article | RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Dec. 31 -- Pakistani authorities have pressured the medical personnel who tried to save Benazir Bhutto's life to remain silent about what happened in her final hour and have removed records of her treatment from the facility, according to doctors.
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Pakistan at Standstill as Discord and Unrest Grow
Article | KARACHI, Pakistan, Dec. 29 -- Nationwide rioting brought life in Pakistan to a standstill Saturday and forced government officials to consider delaying next month's elections, as discord spread over the killing of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
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Masses Mourn Bhutto as Unrest Spreads
Article | LARKANA, Pakistan, Dec. 28 -- Waving colorful party flags and venting rage at the government, tens of thousands of followers of Benazir Bhutto gave her a boisterous farewell at her funeral Friday. A day after the former prime minister's assassination, unrest spread to many parts of the country, and...
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Bhutto's Son Asks for U.N.-Backed Investigation of Assassination
Article | LONDON, Jan. 8 -- The son of slain Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto on Tuesday called for a U.N.-backed investigation of his mother's death, saying that Pakistani authorities failed to provide her with adequate security and he did not trust them to solve her murder.
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Pakistani Opposition Weighs Street Protests
Article | KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan. 1 -- Opposition leaders on Tuesday debated whether to call mass street protests in response to a government decision to delay parliamentary elections that had been due next week, but now will be put off until after Feb. 8.
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Bhutto Assassination Sparks Chaos
Article | RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Dec. 27 -- Benazir Bhutto, for decades the central figure in a tortured struggle to bring democratic rule to Pakistan, was assassinated Thursday afternoon as she waved to supporters after a political rally, plunging the country into new turmoil just days before scheduled...
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Bhutto's Son Chosen As Eventual Party Chief
Article | KARACHI, Pakistan, Dec. 30 -- Pakistan's largest and most storied political party chose Sunday to continue its dynastic traditions, anointing the 19-year-old son of slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto to be her ultimate successor but picking her husband to lead for now.
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U.K. to Help Pakistan Investigate Bhutto Case
Article | KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan. 2 -- A team of Scotland Yard investigators will probe the killing of Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf announced in a nationwide address Wednesday night. Musharraf also defended the postponement of parliamentary elections until Feb. 18, a decision that o...

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