Larkana (Pakistan), December 28
Benazir Bhutto was laid to rest next to her father’s grave in this ancestral village today amid scenes of emotion from thousands of grieving mourners, a day after the former premier was assassinated in
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Wailing and grieving Bhutto supporters jostled to get a last glimpse of her
It took more than two hours for the cortege to cover 5
The security forces had orders to shoot rioters on sight
Nawaz Sharif did not attend
Asif Ali Zardari (right), husband of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, and his son
Bilawal (left) shower rose petals on the grave of Benazir after her funeral prayers at
Ghari Khuda Baksh on Friday. — AFP photo
The cauldron called Pakistan
By H.K. Dua Benazir
Bhutto’s assassination in Rawalpindi has pushed the
troubled state of Pakistan into a crisis deeper than it
had ever been in the 60 years of its existence. The
tragedy is that no one in Pakistan, or the world
outside, really knows how to pull the country out of it.
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did not kill Bhutto: Pak Larkana/Islamabad,
The Pakistan government
today blamed Al-Qaida for the assassination of former Prime
Minister Benazir Bhutto hours after the international terror
network claimed responsibility for the attack.
on boil, army called in Karachi, December
At least 32 persons,
including a PML (Q) candidate, have been killed as violence
continued today in several Pakistani cities following the
assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, prompting
authorities to deploy the army and issue “shoot-to-kill”
Benazir Killing Pak PM orders judicial probe
Says polls to be held as
caretaker Prime Minister Mohammedmian Soomro has said the
elections will be held as scheduled in January and no decision
has yet been taken to defer it.
concern over Pak nukes New Delhi, December
India today mulled over
two of its primary concerns in the wake of Benazir Bhutto’s
assassination: the spill-over effect of Pakistani jihadists
and the possibility of Pakistani nuclear weapons falling into
meeting flays Bhutto’s killing New Delhi, December
India was unable to send its representatives for slain
Pakistan leader Benazir Bhutto’s funeral today because of
the explosive situation in the neighbouring country.
ends monarchy Nepal, which was ruled by the
Shah Dynasty for over 239 years, has been formally declared a federal,
democratic republic effective from today following the interim
Parliament endorsing a Bill to amend the interim constitution.
wrests HP Shimla, December 28
The BJP returned to power in
Himachal Pradesh with a bang, winning 41 of the 68 seats in the assembly
poll. The party will form a government in the state for the third time
while P.K.Dhumal under whose leadership the party went to the polls will
head the government for the second time.
Editor-in-Chief, Publisher & Printer: H.K. Dua Published from The Tribune House, Sector
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