Benazir's return ''doubtful'' : Shujaat

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Islamabad, Oct 15 (UNI) Pakistan Muslim League (PML) president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has said former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's return to the country on October 18 is ''doubtful''.

In view of the Supreme Court ruling on general amnesty to politicians under the NRO, cases against the Pakistan People' Party chief stands restored, Mr Hussain told a newspaper in an interview.

Ms Bhutto is scheduled to return to the country from a self- imposed exile on October 18.

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that clearing cases of corruption pending against Ms Bhutto and other politicians by promulgation of the National Reconciliation Ordinance would be subject to the court's decision on petitions challenging the legality of the legislation.

The NRO provides amnesty to holders of public offices in corruption cases between 1986 and 1999.

The ruling party chief admitted that there were reservations regarding the NRO in the ranks of the PML, but added that almost all members supported President Pervez Musharraf in the presidential polls, Daily Times reported.


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