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Canada warns citizens against traveling to Pakistan

OTTAWA: Canada’s Foreign Ministry updated its travel advisory to Pakistan following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, telling people to avoid all non-essential trips to the country. For those who feel absolutely necessary to go to Pakistan, they should ensure all travel documents are up-to-date, and register and keep in contact with the High Commission of Canada in Islamabad, foreign affairs officials was quoted as saying in a report by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

The officials also advised against all travel to areas reporting military or militant activity and all border areas except official border-crossing points. Chaos erupted after Bhutto was killed Thursday along with 20 others by a suicide attacker shortly after she gave a speech at a campaign rally in the northern city of Rawalpindi. The opposition leader’s assassination has plunged Pakistan into turmoil, as her supporters burned cars and businesses in several cities to protest her killing. At least 23 people have been killed in riots since her death was announced.-SANA

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Rubab Saleem is Editor of Pakistan Times

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