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Tuesday, 24 July 2007

The plot to bring back Benazir

The west has been willing to overlook his drawbacks. For instance, Musharraf's military record reveals him as a close ally of the Taliban. Early in his career, he acted as military mentor to Pakistan's home-grown jihadi groups. He rose to power in a coup d'├ętat, deposing prime minister Nawaz Sharif in 1999, and has refused to restore democracy. And no one reproaches him about the terrorist plotters at large in the tribal areas of Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province - most likely Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Omar among them. Guardian

US, UK offered support for return: Benazir
Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto said on Monday she was in contact with Gen Pervez Musharraf but it was “unlikely” they would reach a power-sharing deal.

Benazir also claimed the United States and Britain had offered implicit support for her return to the country which she led twice before fleeing into exile in the face of corruption charges in the late 1990s. Dawn online
Bhutto's husband faces drugs trial BBC

Ms Bhutto and Mr Zardari will appeal against corruption charges

Wanted notice for Benazir Bhutt

Interpol issued international wanted persons notices Thursday for Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's former prime minister, and her husband.

The international police agency said it issued red notices for Bhutto -- prime minister in the late 1980s and early 1990s -- and her husband, Asif Ali Zardari, at the request of Pakistan, where the two are wanted on corruption charges. CNN