A LEADER TWICE REMOVED

PAKISTAN'S BENAZIR BHUTTO IS DISMISSED FROM OFFICE

Benazir Bhutto had grown impatient with the rumors, and dismissed them angrily. "Rubbish," she told TIME. In interviews she insisted that her ties with Pakistani President Farooq Ahmad Khan Leghari were fine, that the talk of his sacking her government was just disinformation from the dark forces she claimed were out to strangle her country's hobbling democracy. Never mind that Leghari himself had publicly suggested the move. If the President had problems with her, the Prime Minister said repeatedly, she didn't see why he didn't bring them up. On Tuesday morning he did just that--and laid out his solution. He dismissed...

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