A court in Pakistan has acquitted former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and four others on charges of making illegal appointments to the state-owned airline.
Allegations that Ms. Bhutto handed out jobs as political favors date to her time in office some ten years ago. The judge ruled the prosecution failed to prove its case against any of the accused.
Despite Wednesday's acquittal, she and her husband Asif Zardari still face several corruption, bribery and other charges from her rule as prime minister.
The two now live in self-imposed exile in Dubai and London to avoid arrest in Pakistan. The court in today's ruling had granted Ms. Bhutto an exemption from appearing to defend herself.