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U.N. delays Bhutto report release

Supporters in Quetta, Pakistan, light candles on December 27, the second anniversary of former PM Benazir Bhutto's assassination.
Supporters in Quetta, Pakistan, light candles on December 27, the second anniversary of former PM Benazir Bhutto's assassination.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Ban spokesperson: Pakistani President and Bhutto's widower Zardari wanted delay
  • Bhutto was assassinated in December 2007 while campaigning for PM
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United Nations (CNN) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agreed to delay until April 15 the release of a report on the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, according to a statement from Ban's spokesperson.

Pakistani President -- and Bhutto's widower -- Asif Ali Zardari had made the delay request, the spokesperson noted Tuesday.

Bhutto was assassinated on December 27, 2007, while campaigning for a return to power. She led Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and was the first female prime minister of any Islamic nation.

 
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