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Pakistan’s Troops Ordered to ’Shoot Protesters on Sight’

Pakistan’s troops ordered to ‘shoot protesters on sight’ as Bhutto lies buried next to her father

Daily Mail
December 28, 2007


As Pakistan’s troops were told to “shoot protesters on sight” after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, her body was buried next to her father in her family village.

A procession of thousands of her supporters in Nau Dero signified the beginning of her funeral as she was laid to rest in the village of Garhi Khuda Baksh.

It is the same spot where her father, the former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was buried after he was hanged in a military coup.

Thousands of mourners thronged Ms Bhutto’s ancestral home as her body arrived earlier aboard a military aircraft, accompanied by her husband Asif Ali Zardari and their three children.

People cried and wailed as Ms Bhutto’s coffin was taken to her family home by ambulance.

“Show patience. Give us courage to bear this loss,” Mr Zardari urged mourners as the coffin was borne into the house.

Her burial came as a wave of violence broke out, killing 19 people so far and throwing Pakistan into one of the worst crises in its 60-year history.

It threatens the country’s already unsteady role as a bulwark against Islamic terror.

As mobs looted and set buildings on fire, paramilitary rangers were given the authority to use live fire to stop rioters from damaging property in southern Pakistan.

Major Asad Ali, the rangers’ spokesman, told reporters: “We have orders to shoot at sight.”

However, despite fears that the election on 8 January could be put off, the country’s caretaker prime minister Muhammad Soomro announced today that the government had no immediate plans to postpone it.

As the news of the assassination spread, supporters gathered at the hospital where Ms Bhutto had been taken, smashed glass doors, stoned cars and chanted, “Killer, Killer, Musharraf”.

At least 10 people were killed in fighting in several cities. The provincial minister in Sindh said the security forces were given the authority to shoot protesters.

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Pakistan Unleashes Police State On Rioters

Channel News Asia
December 27, 2007


KARACHI : At least four people were killed on Thursday as angry mobs took to the streets of Pakistani cities to protest the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, torching scores of vehicles and buildings.

Two people were shot dead in rioting in the eastern city of Lahore and two others were killed in the southern province of Sindh, Bhutto’s birthplace and stronghold, police said.

Sporadic gunfire could be heard echoing around the streets of Lahore where shops and vehicles could be seen on fire.

The markets and shops immediately closed down as paramilitary patrols roamed the streets in an attempt to keep a lid on the violence, a local police officer told AFP.

Meanwhile, Pakistan paramilitary and police forces were put on the highest “red alert” level after the assassination.

“The security was already high nationwide, but we have further alerted police and paramilitary forces,” ministry spokesman Javed Iqbal Cheema told AFP.

“The security is at red alert level across Pakistan,” he said.

Bhutto returned from exile in October, planning to contest the January 8 parliamentary election.

In the southern metropolis of Karachi police said at least 70 vehicles were burnt by protesters, including 35 trucks filled with wheat. All petrol pumps were immediately closed as knots of protesters blocked many roads.

Witnesses said that as news spread of Bhutto’s assassination in a suicide attack, the streets of Karachi were clogged with traffic as panicked people tried to rush home.

The mood was tense in Bhutto’s home town of Larkana where two banks were set on fire, witnesses said.

In Peshawar in the northwest police used tear gas and batons to break up angry crowds; and in the central city of Multan some protesters fired shots into the air and many shouted slogans including “Musharraf is a dog” and “Long live Bhutto.”

As angry Bhutto supporters looked for a scapegoat for her death, residents in the Sindh town of Jacobabad said shops belonging to the family of interim Prime Minister Mohammedmian Soomro were burned down.

Portraits of Soomro were set on fire while demonstrators took to the streets, blocking roads and a railway track. The main court, banks and other buildings were also set on fire, an AFP reporter said.

Fearing renewed violence in the northwestern valley of Swat, which has been troubled by months of religious militancy, officials clamped a curfew on the picturesque region, a local official told reporters.

ISI main suspect in Bhutto’s killing: reports
http://in.rediff.com/news/2007/dec/28bhutto22.htmDid the ISI Kill Bhutto?
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article3100052.ece

Non-Existant Al-Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Bhutto Death
http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Security/?id=1.0.1710322437

Bhutto’s Party Rejects Al-Qaeda Claim as Riots Spread
http://www.bloomberg.com/ap….v7RmUhVqmbg&refer=home

Media: Pakistan Now A Nightmare Scenario
http://www.spacewar.com/2006/071228100643.f4dbacks.html

The Musharraf Commission to announce that a lone nut killed Bhutto
http://www.attytood.com/2007/12/the_musharraf_commission_to_an_1.html

Opposition Party To Boycott Elections
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8TPV9EO0&show_article=1

Neocons to quick to blame ‘Al-Qaeda’ and ‘terrorists’ for Bhutto Assassination
http://lataan.blogspot.co…quick-to-blame-al.html

Behind the Assassination of Benazir Bhutto
http://www.parade.com/benazir_bhutto_assassination.html

 


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