ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Interior spokesman Brigadier Javed Iqbal Cheema said that the law and order situation in the country is returning to normality after the disturbances that followed the assassination of former prime Minster Ms Benazir Bhutto, he was addressing a weekly briefing. He was of the view that masses were resuming their routine jobs and business activities, He added that all the basic amenities were easily available in the markets.
He told the media persons that after the tregic death of Ms bhutto Fifty-eight people have been killed and 89 injured,185 banks were burnt and 32 damaged, 204 different offices burnt, 36 damaged, 36 petrol pumps burnt and two damaged, 572 vehicles burnt and 86 damaged partially, 72 train coaches and 27 railway stations set on fire and six damaged, 802 shops burnt and 32 damaged in result of violence. He added that Ministry of finance is working the financial losses that yet country has faced.
He claimed that situation is under control after Ms Bhutto’s assassination particularly in Sindh, However Ministry is committed to provide security to rest of mainstream political leadership of the country including Mian Nawaz Sharif. He added that they had deputed a team of experts for investigation regarding the assassination of ms Bhutto, and no facts would be kept hidden from the masses of Pakistan.
He reiterated that Government was committed to curb the criminal elements involved in brining chaos to country and they would be dealt strictly who took the advantage of the situation and tried to hail the infrastructure.