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Pakistan’s doctors call for clarity on cause of Bhutto’s death

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39451.528576.DB (Published 10 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:65
  1. Ashfaq Yusufzai
  1. 1Peshawar

    The Pakistan Medical Association has expressed concern over the conflicting medical reports regarding the death of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and has asked for an international tribunal to be formed to ascertain the real causes of her death.

    Umer Ayub Khan, the association’s president, said that the report compiled by the doctors at the Rawalpindi General Hospital had merely mentioned that Ms Bhutto died of temporal fracture, which he said was not enough.

    The association says that the conflicting medical reports are sending the wrong messages among the medical community.

    “It is important …

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