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Pakistan issues arrest warrant for Bhutto

July 19, 2006 at 2:01 AM

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 19 (UPI) -- A Pakistani court issued arrest warrants Tuesday for former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband.

Bhutto and Asif Zardari were charged with false declaration of assets to the Election Commission of Pakistan, the Pakistan Tribune reported. The judge ordered warrants to be served on Bhutto and Zardari through Interpol.

The couple have been in exile for several years. Bhutto served as prime minister twice, being deposed after 20 months the first time and ousted in a corruption scandal the second time.

Prosecutors in Pakistan claim that Bhutto and Zardari enriched themselves through corruption and hold assets worth millions of dollars outside the country.

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