Pak riots: 58 killed, losses worth Rs 300 bn

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Islamabad, Jan 1: As many as 58 people have been killed so far and material losses to the tune of Rs 300 billion incurred in rioting and violence that erupted in Pakistan after the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

A cabinet meeting was told yesterday that the country had suffered a total loss of Rs 300 billion of which banks suffered an estimated loss of Rs 100 billion, Daily Times reported. The Railways alone suffered losses worth Rs 12.38 billion. Manufacturing, revenue, exports have all suffered badly, the cabinet was told. Supply of fuel and food to all parts of the country had been hit by the trouble. Riots broke out across several cities and towns after Benazir was killed on Thursday.


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