Benazir undeterred by death threats: PPP

November 14th, 2007 - 2:46 am ICT by admin  
“Bhutto remains undeterred by such threats and has asked for security for all political leaders, not just herself. Acts of terrorism occur in many neighbouring countries, but the democratic process remains uninterrupted,” said Rehman, the central information secretary of PPP.

She further said that Bhutto had sought an uninterrupted democratic process through free and fair elections, and a peaceful transition to representative civilian rule in Pakistan.

Responding to a query on the Karachi blasts, Rehman said the party had received no satisfactory answers so far in this regard, but was seeking a thorough probe with modern forensic and investigative expertise to ensure that all methods used were in compliance with international laws.

“Party welcomes the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) statement stressing the need to bring all perpetrators, financiers and sponsors of international terrorism to book,” the Daily Times quoted her, as saying.

She criticised those who blamed the PPP for the events of October 18, saying they were validating terrorism, and such elements actually fear that a return to democracy might expose their non-representative credentials.

“The PPP has also welcomed the US-based National Democratic Institute’s (NDI) report which seeks the strengthening of political parties, free and fair elections and the removal of intelligence agencies from the manipulation of the electoral process,” added Rehman. (ANI)

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