Zardari cleared

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The Independent Online
APakistani court yesterday acquitted Benazir Bhutto's husband, Asif Ali Zardari, of kidnapping, two years after he was charged, Reuter reports from Karachi. The Prime Minister said the decision had vindicated the honour of her husband, who is on bail facing a charge of extortion that he denies. Mr Zardari had been accused of kidnapping a businessman and demanding a 10m rupee ( pounds 225,000) ransom.