All party meet condemns assassination of Benazir

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New Delhi, Dec 28 (UNI) An all party meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today strongly condemned the brutal assassination of Benazir Bhutto and expressed its resolve to defeat the forces of terrorism in the region.

Among those who attended the meeting were BJP leaders Mr L K Advani and Mr Jaswant Singh, Mr A B Bardhan (CPI), Mr Sitaram Yechuri (CPI-M), Mr Sharad Yadav (JD-U) and Mr Shahid Siddique (SP).

Hailing Ms Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, as an outstanding leader of South Asia and a voice of moderation and democracy in her country, the leaders conveyed their heartfelt sympathies to members of her family and to the people of the neighbouring country.

The meeting was held at the official residence of Dr Singh at 7 Race Course Road shortly after his return from Goa.

UNI

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