Bhutto's party gives go-ahead for members to file papers for elections in Pakistan
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Pakistan People's Party chairperson and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto talks to media as she arrives at the airport in Karachi, Pakistan, Nov. 23, 2007. Benazir Bhutto left Karachi for Islamabad on Friday. The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) while announcing on Thursday a policy for general elections in the country has allowed its candidates to file their nomination papers in their respective constituencies for the election of national and provincial assemblies. (Xinhua Photo)

Pakistan People's Party chairperson and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto talks to media as she arrives at the airport in Karachi, Pakistan, Nov. 23, 2007.  (Xinhua Photo)

    ISLAMABAD, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Pakistan People's Party (PPP)while announcing a policy for general elections in the country has allowed its candidates to file their nomination papers in their respective constituencies for the election of national and provincial assemblies.

    In a statement issued Thursday, PPP Spokesman Farhatullah Babar said that the party still had right to review its course of action in the coming days and weeks in consultation with other political parties.

    He said efforts were also on to talk to other political parties about forming a common political agenda, common plan and goal.

    In this connection, he said, the formation of an interim government of national consensus was being discussed comprising those nominated by political parties to oversee a fair, free and impartial election on Jan. 8.

    However, PPP Chairperson Benazir Bhutto warned that the PPP might still boycott the vote and would remain in close contact with other opposition parties, before making a final decision.

Pakistan's top court backs Musharraf

President General Pervez Musharraf speaks during a question and answer programme at The President's House in Islamabad. A new caretaker prime minister and cabinet members will take oath of office Friday. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

President General Pervez Musharraf speaks during a question and answer programme at The President's House in Islamabad. A new caretaker prime minister and cabinet members will take oath of office Friday. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)
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   ISLAMABAD, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Thursday dismissed the last petition against President Pervez Musharraf's reelection, local TV channel DAWN NEWS reported.

    A full court of SC validated Musharraf's reelection through its ruling, the DAWN NEWS report said. Full story

Editor: Yan Liang
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