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Published: Tuesday, 1/1/2008

Elections in Pakistan are off; election commission mulls new date

Pakistan's election commission said Tuesday that unrest following the killing of Benazir Bhutto would almost certainly force the postponement of Jan. 8 elections, despite opposition threats of street protests if the poll is delayed. As election officials met with political leaders to discuss a possible delay, an aide to Bhutto said the opposition leader had been planning to give two U.S. lawmakers a report accusing the ruling regime of working to rig the vote when she was killed Thursday.

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