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Doctors Cite Pressure to Keep Silent On Bhutto

January 1, 2008

 By Emily Wax and Griff Witte

Washington Post Foreign Service
Tuesday, January 1, 2008; Page A01

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.

In interviews, doctors who were at Bhutto’s side at Rawalpindi General Hospital said they were under extreme pressure not to share details about the nature of the injuries that the opposition leader suffered in an attack here Dec. 27.

“The government took all the medical records right after Ms. Bhutto’s time of death was read out,” said a visibly shaken doctor who spoke on condition of anonymity because ….

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Bhutto party to decide whether to be in election

December 30, 2007

Associated Press
December 30, 2007

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The opposition Pakistan People’s Party is set to hold a critical meeting Sunday in the wake of leader Benazir Bhutto’s assassination to decide whether to still take part in parliamentary elections due Jan. 8.

The People’s Party meeting, which will also hear a reading of Bhutto’s last will and testament, comes amid growing controversy surrounding her death.

The government Saturday rejected foreign help in investigating Bhutto’s assassination. The Islamic militant group blamed by officials for the attack that killed Bhutto denied any links to the killing, and Bhutto’s aides accused the government of a cover-up.

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