World: One Grave for Two Men

Pakistan

The Supreme Court approves a death sentence

With weary patience, the seven justices of Pakistan's Supreme Court have been primarily engaged since last May in hearing Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's appeal against his death sentence. Last week, in a narrow 4-to-3 verdict, the justices confirmed the sentence imposed on the former Prime Minister by the Lahore high court for ordering the 1974 assassination of a political enemy by the feared Federal Security Force.

The judges divided mainly over the credibility and motives of Masood Mahmood, former chief of the now disbanded F.S.F., who had turned...

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