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Death Of Benazir Bhutto

  • December 28th, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

benazir-bhutto-googledigischoolnl.jpgEuropean leaders have joined in worldwide expressions of condemnation, regret and trepidation over the assassination of the Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, after an election rally on Thursday (27.12.07).

The former Prime Minister was shot at Rawalpindi by an assailant in the crowd who then set off a suicide bomb, killing reportedly at least sixteen other people.

The Presidency of the European Council released a statement to “strongly condemn” the murder:

“The Presidency condemns extremism in all its forms and expresses its wish that this tragic event does not undermine the on-going democratic process in Pakistan.

“Moreover, the Presidency calls on the Pakistani people to refrain from violence and civil unrest and pursue the path of national reconciliation.

“The Presidency further expresses its heartfelt sympathy for Benazir Bhutto’s family as well as those of the other victims in this time of grief and sincerely hopes that those responsible for this barbaric act of violence will be brought to justice.”

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