Benazir Bhutto’s son and husband have been designated to succeed her in the PPP; the PPP will not boycott the election. Elections may be delayed until early March. Two suicide bombers attacked the home of Ijazul Haq, a senior leader of the PML-Q and former minister for religious affairs in eastern Pakistan. Sectarian fighting in Kurram agency resulted in 15 killed.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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