Minister and chairperson of the Pakistan People’s
Party (PPP) Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on Thursday
by a suicide gunner who later blew himself up with a
powerful bomb blast that killed at least 20 other
persons at Liaquat Gardens in Rawalpindi after she
addressed an election rally.
President Pervez Musharraf expressed profound sense of shock and declared three-day mourning in the country while reaffirming resolve to eliminate extremists and terrorists who, he said, were responsible for Bhutto’s murder. He urged the people to remain peaceful
14 killed as rioting breaks out Karachi, December 27
At least 14 persons were killed, including 10 in this port city, as rioting broke out tonight in several parts of Pakistan following the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto.
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Benazir Bhutto waves to supporters shortly before she was killed in a gun attack. — Reuters
Sharif supporters fired at, four killed Islamabad, December 27
Gunmen opened fire on supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today from an office of the party that supports President Pervez Musharraf killing four Sharif supporters, the police said.
Benazir killing a cowardly act
The Bush administration, which had played a key role in trying
to forge an alliance between former Pakistani Prime Minister
Benazir Bhutto and President Pervez Musharraf in an effort to
stem terrorism, on Thursday condemned Bhutto’s assassination
in Rawalpindi as a “cowardly act.”
meeting likely today New Delhi, December 27
India is deeply worried over
growing destabilisation of Pakistan and its worst fear is that former
premier Benazir Bhutto’s “chokepoint method” assassination may
well be the beginning of a new and more dangerous cycle of terror in
alert on border Amritsar, December 27
Security alert has been sounded in the entire border belt, comprising
Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Tarn Taran and Ferozepur districts, following the
assassination of Pakistan’s leader Benazir Bhutto.
life journey Benazir Bhutto was born
on June 21, 1953, into a wealthy landowning family. Her father,
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, founded the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and
was President and later Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1971 to
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