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'Benazir Bhutto's niece Fatima to contest Pak general elections'

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  • Dec 03, 2012, 01:45 AM IST
'Benazir Bhutto's niece Fatima to contest Pak general elections'
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Islamabad: Fatima Bhutto, the writer-activist niece of slain former Premier Benazir Bhutto, will contest Pakistan's upcoming general election from a constituency in Punjab province, her mother has said. 30-year-old Fatima, the daughter of Benazir's brother Murtaza Bhutto, has for long said that she has no plans to enter politics. 
 
However, media reports quoted Fatima's stepmother Ghinwa Bhutto as saying that she would contest the polls from Liaquatpur town in Rahim Yar Khan district. Ghinwa, head of the Pakistan People's Party-Shaheed Bhutto (PPP-SB), made the announcement while addressing a gathering at Bahawalpur in Punjab yesterday. 

 

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There was no word on the development from Fatima, the granddaughter of former Premier Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. Fatima, who wrote the controversial book "Songs Of Blood And Sword" on the life of her slain father, has been a strong critic of the ruling Pakistan People's Party and the dynastic politics of the Bhutto-Zardari family. 

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