Govt to provide full protection to Bhutto: Durrani

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Islamabad, Oct 15 (UNI) Pakistan's Minister for Information and Broadcasting Muhammad Ali Durrani today said former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto would be provided full protection as given to other citizens of the country.

The matter of Ms Bhutto's return would be dealt in accordance with the law of the land, however, legal affairs would be decided by the court, APP quoted him as saying.

Regarding government's efforts for preventing the return of Ms Bhutto he said, ''She was conveyed the message to delay her return and it was just a suggestion.'' As a Pakistani citizen it is her prerogative to return home and government would facilitate her as guaranteed in the constitution of Pakistan, he concluded.

Meanwhile, Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that Ms Bhutto would not be arrested on her return to the country.

''It is her political decision as ground realities are totally different here. She has been told the factual position, overall atmosphere in the country. Certain extremist elements want to vitiate the atmosphere and derail democratic process,'' he said.


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