Pakistan in Chaos, Elections in Doubt The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto less than two weeks before a crucial election throws Pakistan into chaos. Many in Bhutto's party hold President Pervez Musharraf responsible for her death because of poor security. Some call for a boycott of elections.
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Pakistan in Chaos, Elections in Doubt

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Pakistan in Chaos, Elections in Doubt

Pakistan in Chaos, Elections in Doubt

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The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto less than two weeks before a crucial election throws Pakistan into chaos. Many in Bhutto's party hold President Pervez Musharraf responsible for her death because of bad security. There is suspicion that Musharraf and those loyal to him hold some culpability. Activists, lawyers and students are calling for a boycott of the elections.

Graham Usher, a journalist in the capital city Islamabad, speaks with Steve Inskeep.