Election delay Pakistans internal matter: UN

January 3rd, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Benazir Bhutto

New York, Jan 3 (ANI): The United Nations has said that Pakistans decision to postpone the January 8 elections was countrys “internal matter”.
“We have no comments as it is an internal matter of Pakistan,” UN spokesperson Michele Montas said.
Replying to a question, she said that the UN was not involved in Pakistans electoral process.
Pakistans Election Commission postponed the general election by six weeks due to the turmoil sparked by the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto.
Meanwhile, the White House has said that it saw no need for a United Nations investigation into Bhuttos slaying because Britains Scotland Yard would lead the current probe.
“Scotland Yard being in the lead of this investigation is appropriate and necessary and we dont see a need for an investigation beyond that at this time,” spokeswoman Dana Perino said.
Amid charges from Bhuttos allies that the Musharraf regime had mishandled the probe so far, Perino said, “maybe what happened after the assassination will be a part of the investigation,” the Daily Times reported. (ANI)

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