Opposition Leader Says his Supporters Will Boycott Election

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) - A Pakistani opposition leader says his party will boycott next month's parliamentary elections.

The announcement from Nawaz Sharif follows today's assassination of fellow opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.

Sharif, a former prime minister, is also demanding that President Pervez Musharraf resign immediately.

He says it's not possible to hold free and fair elections with Musharraf in power.

Sharif earlier sat silently next to Bhutto's body at the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

He told her supporters, "I will be with you to take the revenge for her death."