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11. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

Certainly a dark and sad day for Pakistan as well as the world.

Such events will lead to further instability in the already volatile and charged atmosphere in Pakistan

12. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 8y

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13. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 8y

Political/religious/ethnic violence is nothing new in the sub-continent.
Pakistan's first Prime Minister, Liaquat Ali Khan, was assassinated at a political rally nearly 60 years ago at the exact spot where Bhutto died.
Benazir Bhutto died just two miles from where her father, former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, was hanged by military dictator Muhammad Zia ul-Haq 30 years ago.
Pakistan’s military dictator Muhammad Zia ul-Haq was killed in an airplane crash in 1988 which was very suspicious.
Mohatma Gandhi was assassinated in India in 1948.
Indira Gandhi, Indian prime minister, was assassinated in India in 1984.
Rajiv Gandhi, the former Indian prime minister, was assassinated in 1991.
Communal murder between Hindus and Moslems in Gujarat a few years ago (let alone the slaughter when they were partitioned 60 years afo).
I don't need to mention Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, but you get the drift.
Benazir Bhutto knew exactly the target she made for herself by opposing the ultra-violent Islamists, and she paid the price, along with others.
There is one obvious difference between India and Pakistan since their creation in 1947.
Despite all the strife and assassinations, India has NEVER reverted to military rule.
Pakistan has been ruled by the military for more years than any elected goverment.

14. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Bhutto buried as country grieves
Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis traveled to attend the funeral for slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Bhutto's assassination Thursday sent shock waves across the country and throughout the world, sparking outpourings of grief and bursts of violence in Pakistani cities and raising alarm about the future in the nuclear-armed nation.
(Quote from UN wire)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7162236.stm

15. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

The 19-year-old son of assassinated Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto has been chosen to lead the Pakistan Peoples' Party. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, a student at Oxford, and his father, Asaf Ali Zardari, will serve as party co-chairs until Bilawal finishes his university education. The succession plan is in accordance with Benazir Bhutto's will.
(quote from UN wire)

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/30/world/asia/30cnd-pakistan.html?_r=2&ref=world&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

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