Legal reforms pave way for Benazirís safe return: lawyer
ISLAMABAD: The legal reforms, approved by the federal cabinet on Wednesday, have paved the way for the return of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, her lawyer Babur Awan told Reuters on Thursday.
The draft reforms, aimed at making justice more transparent, include proposals to give women the automatic right to bail, except in cases of murder, terrorism, narcotics or robbery. Awan said the legal reforms, which still need parliament approval, should enable her to return from exile since the legal cases against her were bailable.
Bhutto, prime minister for two terms in the 1980s and 1990s, has lived in self-imposed exile for fear of arrest on corruption charges since 1999 and Musharraf has in the past said she would not be allowed to return to politics. reuters