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Friday, December 28, 2024
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via the BBC: Bhutto buried amid mass mourning

Tens of thousands of people have attended the funeral of assassinated Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto.

Mourners converged on the family mausoleum where she was buried next to her father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto near their home village in Sindh province.


Outside the triple-domed mausoleum, crowds chanted slogans blaming President Pervez Musharraf for Ms Bhutto’s death.

The BBC’s obiruary of Ms. Bhutto can be found here. Photos of the funeral can be found here. The NYT also has photos of the funeral and some of the rioting here.

Her murder has set off widespread unrest, including (according to the BBC), the torching of a passenger train, rioting in various places across the country, and the ransacking of the offices of a pro-government party.

All of which leads M. Ulyas Khan of the BBC to ask What next for Pakistan?

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