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Thursday, December 27, 2007


Pakistan - End of Benazir Bhutto

The headlines screamed "Benazir Bhutto assassinated". Yes, they shocked us but didn't surprise us. In Pakistan (Pure Land) such atrocities are almost expected to happen.

The BBC's initial report states that she was killed after speaking at a political rally in Rawalpindi, and that as many as 15 others also died. Benazir Bhutto, who had served twice before as prime minister of Pakistan before being ousted in 1996, was fully aware of the risks she took in returning to her native land to have a role in Pakistani politics. Did she have time to think about it before she died? If she did she would have perhaps said mekhtub, "It was written".

In our world today what happens in other countries affect us. The instability in Pakistan is cause for serious concern. As an example of just one facet of the situation, the financial markets reacted negatively and oil prices went up.

Benazir Bhutto - Key events in her life. The Guardian UK

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