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Slain Pakistani Leader’s Son Vows to Fight for Democracy

Posted December 27th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The son of Pakistan’s slain former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, launched his political career Thursday, vowing to continue his mother’s fight for democracy. In a speech marking the fifth anniversary of the leader’s death Thursday, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said his Pakistan People’s Party pledged to work for the poor and protect Pakistan against “terrorists.” Benazir […]

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7 Indicted in Bhutto Murder Case

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday indicted two senior police officers and five alleged militants for the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Officials said the two police officers were indicted for failing to provide adequate security to Mrs. Bhutto. The French news agency reported the five militants were charged with “criminal conspiracy” […]

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7 Indicted in Bhutto Murder Case

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has indicted two police officers and five alleged militants for the 2007 assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Officials say the two police officers — the former Rawalpindi police chief and another senior officer — were indicted for failing to provide adequate security to former Prime Minister Bhutto in the […]

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Former First Lady Buried in Pakistan

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of mourners joined Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for the funeral of a former first lady who was also the mother of assassinated Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Nusrat Bhutto, who died in Dubai Saturday at age 82, was buried Monday at the Bhutto family graveyard in the southern […]

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Pakistan Mourns Former First Lady

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan shut down Monday to mourn the death of a former first lady who was also the mother of assassinated Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Nusrat Bhutto died in Dubai Saturday at age 82. Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani declared Monday a public holiday and ordered a 10-day period of national mourning. Nusrat Bhutto’s husband, […]

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Mother of Late Pakistani PM Bhutto Dies

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Begum Nusrat Bhutto, the wife of one Pakistani prime minister and the mother of another, has died at the age of 82 after a long illness. Nusrat Bhutto’s life mirrored much of the turmoil in Pakistan’s politics. Her husband, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was the founder of the Pakistan People’s Party and served as Pakistani prime […]

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Mother of Late Pakistani PM Bhutto Dies

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Begum Nusrat Bhutto, the wife of one Pakistani prime minister and the mother of another, has died at the age of 82 after a long illness. Nusrat Bhutto’s life mirrored much of the turmoil in Pakistan’s politics. Her husband, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was the founder of the Pakistan People’s Party and served as Pakistani prime […]

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