Benazir asks Pak intelligence agencies to keep off politics

December 21st, 2007 - 1:23 pm ICT by admin  

Karachi, Dec 21 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has accused Pakistan’s intelligence agencies of pressuring PPP candidates to drop out of January 8 elections and urged them to concentrate their efforts on capturing terrorists instead of indulging in politics.
“It is not your job to indulge in politics,” she said.
Bhutto said the intelligence agencies of the country were being used for political purposes causing the situation in the country to further deteriorate.
She told reporters during a campaign stop in Dera Allah Yar in Balochistan that her party has evidence of interference.
“We demand that the Election Commission take notice of such things to ensure free and fair elections,” Bhutto said.
Bhutto asked the Musharraf regime to act against those involved in rigging the vote, reminding him that he has promised that the January 8 balloting will be free and fair.
She urged supporters to reject candidates from the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid party, saying that it had done nothing for the welfare of the masses.
She also vowed to put an end to army operations in Balochistan, and redress the grievances of the provinces, if voted to power.
The Daily Times quoted Bhutto as saying that the PPP did not believe in any form of discrimination and lauded her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, for sacrificing his life for the sake of his principles. (ANI)

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