Bhutto’s Widower Declares Pakistani Presidential Bid

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 23 — The widower of assassinated leader Benazir Bhutto said Saturday that he will run for the presidency, reviving questions about his cloudy political past and the future of the U.S. alliance with Pakistan.

Bhutto’s Widower Declares Pakistani Presidential Bid
Bhutto’s Widower Declares Pakistani Presidential Bid

(Washington Post — 12 hours ago)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s main ruling party on Friday proposed the widower of assassinated former premier Benazir Bhutto as Pakistan’s next president, making Asif Ali Zardari the clear front-runner.

(Washington Post — 23 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 19 — As Pakistan’s coalition government got off to a new start a day after the resignation of President Pervez Musharraf, political disagreements and a bomb that killed at least 26 people Tuesday in the country’s volatile northwest underscored the challenges facing the new…

(Washington Post — 20 August, 2008)
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Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif agreed on Friday to a debate in parliament next week on the restoration of judges deposed last year. (New York Times — 22 August, 2008)
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A major opposition party on Wednesday backed Benazir Bhutto’s widower to become Pakistan’s president, as the power struggle following the resignation of Pervez Musharraf intensified. (MSNBC — 20 August, 2008)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 18 — Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf’s resignation Monday signaled the beginning of a new round of political uncertainty as the country’s civilian government tries to reshape the legacy of nearly nine years of military rule.

(Washington Post — 20 August, 2008)
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¿ Oct. 7, 1998: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appoints Musharraf as chief of army staff.

(Washington Post — 20 August, 2008)
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Getting rid of Pervez Musharraf won’t in itself clear the path toglobal security, says Paul McGeough. (Sydney Morning Herald — 23 August, 2008)
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Leading a motorcade marathon from Islamabad to Lahore in May last year, lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan threaded his way gingerly through throngs of impassioned Pakistanis lining the road in the 110-degree heat. At the climax of his campaign to get the country’s suspended Supreme Court chief justice reinstated,…

(Washington Post — 19 August, 2008)
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