Bhutto does about turn

LONDON - Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, in a dramatic volte-face, pulled back from a threatened mass walkout from parliament and voiced hope yesterday of a breakthrough deal with President Pervez Musharraf.

LONDON - Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, in a dramatic volte-face, pulled back from a threatened mass walkout from parliament and voiced hope yesterday of a breakthrough deal with President Pervez Musharraf.

A day after declaring that talks with Musharraf had "totally stalled", Bhutto said she was now optimistic about an agreement with Pakistan's military leader on a transition towards democracy. - Reuters

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