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'Pakistan drops graft cases against Bhutto'

The Pakistani government has decided to drop corruption cases against former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Reuters | By HT Correspondent, Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2007 07:41 PM IST

The Pakistani government has decided to drop corruption cases against former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, a government minister said on Tuesday.

Self-exiled Bhutto is due to meet party colleagues in London on Wednesday to decide whether her party members will take part in a presidential election on Saturday, where President Pervez Musharraf hopes to win a new term.

"The government has agreed to withdraw corruption cases against Benazir Bhutto," Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed told Reuters.

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