Dr Farooq expresses shock over Bhutto's killing

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Jammu, Dec 27 (UNI) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah today expressed 'shock' over the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto while she was returning after addressing a rally at Rawalpindi.

''The death of Mrs Bhutto, is a big tragedy and a loss not only for Pakistan but for the entire South Asian countries,'' Dr Abdullah said.

Expressing concern over the condition in the neighbouring country, the National Conference patron said, ''the tragedy will effect the peace and democracy in the region.'' Terming Mrs Bhutto as a 'brave leader', he said both India and Pakistan should work together to carry forward the peace process, which was initiated by her.

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