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'Doctors saw wounds of bullet on Bhutto's head'

world Updated: Jan 16, 2008 22:13 IST

The husband of slain former premier Benazir Bhutto has claimed that doctors who tried to revive her after a suicide attack "clearly stated" that they saw the entry and exit wounds of a bullet on her head, contradicting Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who said there was a wound only on one side.

"The doctors who first tried to revive her (Bhutto) had clearly stated that they saw bullet wounds entry and exit. The doctors were then threatened and hushed up. The authorities have all along been trying to cover up and changed their versions," Asif Ali Zardari said in an interview to The Washington Times.

Musharraf had earlier said in an interview that there is "no bullet wound other than on the right side......A bullet wound is a small hole, and if the bullet goes through it makes a big hole on the other side".

Zardari slammed Musharraf, saying that the president "has shown that he does not respect the constitution and considers his own word above that of the law", adding that the upcoming general election "cannot be free and fair."

"The electoral rolls are flawed. The election commission is far from independent. The media and judiciary are not free. The district governments and intelligence agencies are openly engaged in electoral fraud," Zardari said.

The PPP co-chairman, however, would not say if his party would seek the impeachment of Musharraf if opposition parties get a majority in the elections.

"This question is hypothetical. For now, we are focused on the elections," he said.