Pakistan: Laying It on The Line

Laying It on The Line

Ever since she was dismissed as Prime Minister more than a month ago on charges of corruption and general incompetence, Benazir Bhutto has waited anxiously to see what legal grenades the government would toss at her. Last week she found out. With new elections scheduled for late October, the government filed charges in four cases, accusing her of misuse of power while in office. Insisted the former Prime Minister: "The cases are ridiculous."

Though the charges do not carry jail terms, she would be barred from holding public office for the next seven years if found guilty -- which is exactly...

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