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World IN BRIEF : PAKISTAN

Bhutto's Husband Wins Senate Seat

March 13, 1997|From Times Wire Reports

Asif Ali Zardari, the jailed husband of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, was elected to the Senate by legislators in southern Sindh province. Bhutto's government was dismissed on charges of corruption and economic mismanagement. She has denied the charges. Zardari, former investment minister in Bhutto's government, was arrested in November, hours after the sacking of his wife's government. Zardari, who was charged in the September shooting death of Bhutto's estranged brother, Murtaza, has denied any involvement in the slaying.

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