World is anxious about Pakistan crises: Jesse Jackson

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New Delhi, Jan 30 : US civil right activist Jesse Jackson has said the world is anxiously watching how Pakistan tackles its present state of instability and uncertainty,

Delivering the Gandhi Memorial Lecture in the capital, Jackson said the presence of nuclear weapons in South Asia compounded the threat to world peace.

"His (Mahatma Gandhi) heart would bleed over the crises in Pakistan next door where relatives and families are split by borders and religion. His heart would bleed over assassination of Benazir Bhutto. He would cry to believe the threat within Pakistan and India, the instability and uncertainty of political climate, the presence of nuclear weapons in that region makes the whole world anxious," Jackson said.

Earlier, Jackson had called for peace and reconciliation in Pakistan, which has been roiled by violence after the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto.

Bhutto was assassinated on December 27, 2007 following an election rally in Rawalpindi's Liaquat Bagh.

Her assassination has deepened the political uncertainty in Pakistan, whose support is vital in the global war against terrorism.

A Scotland Yard team, which is investigating the assassination, is preparing its final report on the incident.

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