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Bhutto: Spies meddling in Pakistan vote

December 20, 2007
By KAHLID TANVEER, Associated Press Writer

DERA ALLAH YAR, Pakistan – Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto accused Pakistan‘s military intelligence Thursday of pressuring candidates from her party to drop out of next month’s parliamentary elections and urged officials to crack down on such harassment.

Bhutto, a two-time former prime minister who recently returned from years of living in exile, told reporters during a campaign stop her party has evidence of interference, though she did not say what it was.

“We demand that the Election Commission should take notice of such things to ensure free and fair elections,” she said, also accusing local mayors of gearing up to cheat.

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