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3rd October 2007, 20:42
LONDON, England (CNN) -- Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto has accused Islamabad of waging "a typical disinformation campaign" by saying it planned to lift longstanding corruption charges ahead of her planned return to Pakistan for upcoming elections.

"The charges have not been dropped against me," she told reporters Wednesday before a meeting of her Pakistan People's Party in London.

"This is just a typical disinformation campaign by the present regime."

She said the move has "totally stalled" talks on a power-sharing deal with Pakistan's President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf.

Speaking on CNN Tuesday, minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said a majority of Pakistan's Cabinet ministers agreed that the charges against Bhutto should be lifted, allowing her to participate in parliamentary elections scheduled for later this year or early next year.

He said the decision came out of an emergency session called by Pakistan's Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and was expected to be finalized in the coming days.

Following the announcement, Bhutto said she was inundated with hundreds of congratulatory calls but had heard nothing from Islamabad about the reported decision.

"I asked the Pakistan People's party president to ring up the presidency and see if it was correct," she said. "They said it was not correct, even though it came from a Cabinet minister."

Bhutto said she still intends to end her self-imposed exile and return to Pakistan on October 18.

Former prime minister Bhutto is walking a fine line between supporting Musharraf's regime by negotiating a power-sharing deal with him, and criticizing what she called a "military dictatorship" that she blamed for rigging the last elections that followed Musharraf's 1999 coup.

She said the power-sharing talks are an effort "to save democracy" in Pakistan :))) :))) :))) , but it has prompted criticism from other opposition leaders -- including her rival, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who questioned, "How can a democrat share power with a dictator?" :))) :))) :)))

source (http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/10/03/pakistan.bhutto/index.html)

3rd October 2007, 21:26
she is the Sreesanth of politics...

4th October 2007, 00:47
shw should be shot on sight and one gatur of pakistani will be cleaned

4th October 2007, 00:50
:))) :))) :)))

Get ready to get arrested Mohtarma I am the greatest person to revive democracy in Pakistan by removing Musharraf Bhutto.