Pranab expresses 'utter shock, horror' at Benazir killing

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New Delhi, Dec 27 (UNI) External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee expressed shock at the assassination of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Beznazir Bhutto saying he was at a loss for words.

Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma also expressed ''utter shock and horror'' at the incident.

''We are shocked and saddened...We are at a loss for words...,'' the External Affairs Minister said.

Former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh said he was ''shattered'' at the tragedy which is not only for Pakistan but for the entire region.

'' is not only bad for Pakistan but for the region...Lot of people were looking upto her,'' the former External Affairs Minister said.

He described the incident an ''act of cowardice'' for the people who want an end to terrorism.

''Our hearts and minds go out to the family, of whom not many are left, and to her children...'' Mr Natwar Singh said.


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