Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Never Mind

The Pakistani government corrects itself.

In a dramatic U-turn, Pakistan government has “apologised” for claiming that former premier Benazir Bhutto died of a skull fracture after hitting the sunroof of her car during a suicide attack.

Caretaker Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz Khan has asked the media and people to “forgive and ignore” comments made by his ministry’s spokesman Javed Iqbal Cheema which were slammed by her Pakistan People’s Party as “lies” and led to an uproar at home and abroad.

Glad we cleared that up. They’re no closer to catching the people who really did it — yeah, that’ll happen — but at least they’re aware of the fact that they can’t come up with an outrageous story the next time (“She was bungee-jumping”) and get away with it.