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Pakistan elections postponed

From NBC's Robert Windrem
A senior Pakistani official tells NBC News that parliamentary elections have been postponed until the second half of February. The specific date will be announced Wednesday night in a nationwide address by President Pervez Musharraf.

The elections had been scheduled for a week from today, but after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the national election commission decided to postpone them. The New York Times is also reporting that the elections have been postponed to February, but did not provide a date. The Pakistani official said the date will no doubt be later in February rather than earlier since a Shia holiday would prevent any earlier scheduling.

*** UPDATE *** NBC Pakistan has spoken by telephone with two doctors who attended Benazir Bhutto when she arrived at the Rawalpindi General Hospital.  The doctors told NBC News that they felt great pressure from government officials not to discuss in detail the cause of death. The doctors also reported that key documents were removed from their control.