Mourning Pakistanis vent fury at Musharraf Pervez

Thousands of people yesterday chanted anti-government slogans at the family home of slain Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto ahead of the reading of her will.

Thousands of people yesterday chanted anti-government slogans at the family home of slain Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto ahead of the reading of her will.

"Curse on Musharraf, Musharraf is a killer," the crowd screamed outside the ancestral ranch in the southern village of Naudero, where Bhutto's party was to meet later to choose a successor and decide whether to contest the coming elections.

Bhutto's husband, Asif Ali Zardari, told the crowd in response: "Benazir Bhutto sacrificed her life for Pakistan's survival and democracy.

"We will continue Bhutto's mission."

Beating their chests the crowd gathered on the third and final official day of mourning for Bhutto who died on Thursday in a suicide bomb and gun attack at a rally for next month's general elections.

Bhutto's sons, Bilawal and Zardari, are both in the frame to succeed her as chief of the Pakistan People's Party, though one party official said Bilawal was not keen because he is only 19 years old.

In Karachi dozens of people placed garlanded pictures of Bhutto outside her home in the southern port city, where party officials made special arrangements for public mourning prayers.

"How many Bhuttos will you kill? Every house will produce a Bhutto," the crowd chanted. - Sapa-AFP

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