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The widow of former Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto returned home from self-imposed exile and said the restoration of democracy in Pakistan is a top priority. Nusrat Bhutto, whose return follows last month’s death in an air crash of President Zia ul-Haq, welcomed a pledge by acting President Ghulam Ishaq Khan that elections planned for November will be fair. “The restoration of democracy is the number one issue at the moment,” she told a news conference attended by her daughter, opposition leader Benazir Bhutto. Nusrat Bhutto left Pakistan in 1982 for treatment for suspected cancer. Her husband, overthrown by Zia in 1977, was executed in 1979.


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