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Pak court acquits Zardari in 1996 murder case

world Updated: Mar 24, 2008 20:42 IST

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A prosecutor says a Pakistani court has acquitted the widower of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto in the 1996 murder of a retired judge.

Asif Ali Zardari took control of Bhutto's party after her December assassination. The party won last month's elections and now dominates parliament. Zardari was charged in 2002 with playing a role in the murder of retired judge Nizam Din and his son.

The men were shot to death in Karachi in 1996. Prosecutor Naimatullah Randhawa said on Monday a court acquitted Zardari "due to lack of evidence.

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