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Bhutto assassinated

December 27, 2007

The former prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated whilst campaigning for her Pakistan Peoples Party in the upcoming elections which were due to take place on 8th January.  According to the BBC Ms Bhutto had just addressed an election rally in Rawalpindi when she was shot in the neck by a gunman who then set off a bomb.

This cannot be good news for the prospects for democracy in Pakistan.  Whatever people may think of her she was one brave lady to go back into situation where she knew that this was a very real possibility.  The consequences of this attack could be far reaching.  Whether or not the elections on 8th January will go ahead remains to be seen.  Meanwhile I hear on the radio that the UN Security Council has called an emergency meeting.

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  1. December 29, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    “Neah Gov – she banged her head on the sunroof 😉 “

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