Saturday, August 31, 2002

Benazir Not Eligible For Election In Pakistan

Pakistani election authorities yesterday rejected the nomination papers of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto for Oct. 10 elections, triggering outrage from her party and other opposition groups. Election commission official Akhlaq Hussain Ladak declared her ineligible after scrutinizing her nomination for one of two seats she plans to contest in her home town of Larkana in southern Sindh province.

"She has been convicted by the anti-graft court (of absconding), therefore she is not qualified to contest the elections," Ladak told a courtroom at Ratto Dero near Larkana in Sindh province, about 1,200 kilometers southwest of Islamabad.

Perhaps she should move to France.

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