Bush condemns Bhutto’s killing
WASHINGTON: US President George W Bush Thursday condemned the killing of PPP Chairperson Benazir Bhutto in and demanded that those responsible for the killing of former Prime Minister be brought to justice. Bush said that the United States strongly condemns this cowardly act by terrorists who are trying to undermine Pakistan’s democracy. He expressed his deepest condolences to Bhutto’s family and to the families of others slain in the attack and to all the people of Pakistan. The people of United States stand with the people of Pakistan in their struggle against the forces of terror and extremism, he said.
US, UK, France condemns Bhutto’s assassination
ISLAMABAD: World leaders across the globe including United States, United Kingdom, and France strongly condemned the killing of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister and PPP Chairperson Benazir Bhutto.
The US State Department official said, “The attack shows that there are still those in Pakistan trying to undermine reconciliation and democratic development in Pakistan.”
France also condemned the assassination, describing it as an “odious act”. French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, in a statement said that he express his deep emotion following the attack which has cost the life of Benazir Bhutto, whom he knew personally. He condoled with the Bhutto’s family, to the victims of the attack and to the Pakistani people. He strongly condemned this odious act and saluted the memory of Ms Bhutto as an eminent figure in Pakistani politics.
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said he was deeply shocked by the death of Ms Bhutto and called for restraint. He said, “In targeting Benazir Bhutto, extremist groups have in their sights all those committed to democratic processes in Pakistan. They cannot and must not succeed.”-SANA