Pakistani Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto filed her nomination papers on Sunday for the upcoming general elections, though her party may yet boycott the January 8 poll, officials said.
A local election commissioner in the southern port city of Karachi said she filed papers in her name for a seat reserved for women.
Party sources said she would also file papers from her family’s ancestral seat in Larkana, about 300 kms north of Karachi.
Bhutto is allowing her Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidates to lodge their nomination papers ahead of Monday’s deadline for registration, but has warned they may be told to pull out to protest against the Emergency.
That will depend partly on what other Opposition parties decide, although Bhutto has indicated she is in favour of taking part, albeit reluctantly.