Pakistani leader says elections to proceed despite bombing that killed 46

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Sunday that Monday's crucial parliamentary elections would go ahead as planned despite a massive suicide car bombing at a campaign rally that killed up to 46 people - many of them supporters of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto. The army, meanwhile, imposed a curfew in the northwestern tribal belt town of Parachinar, where the bomber struck Saturday evening at the end of a rally for an independent candidate. Cars were banned from the roads and residents told to stay indoors. There were conflicting death tolls, but Mushtaq Hussain, a Parachinar security official, put the number at 46 on Sunday.