Mommie Dearest

Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto resorts to force to quell her own family's challenge to her power

As Benazir Bhutto tenderly sprinkled red and yellow flowers on her father's marble tomb last week, the scene amounted to only a brief respite from a family feud of royal proportions. Just minutes earlier, Pakistani national police had prevented her mother from making the same gesture -- by firing tear gas and bullets at the 63-year-old widow and her supporters who had gathered at the family mansion nearby. Raising a white handkerchief in a sign of peace, Nusrat Bhutto asked police to allow her supporters to tend to the wounded. Angrily, she compared her daughter to General Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, the...

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