Pakistan confirms Bhutto under house arrest

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 9 (Reuters) Pakistani authorities detained opposition leader Benazir Bhutto at her home today to stop her from holding her first rally since President Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency rule, a government minister said.

''She has been detained at home. This is temporary and is being done to stop her from going to the meeting,'' Railways Minister and close ally to Musharraf, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, told Reuters.

Reuters RJ GC1258

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