Benazir Bhutto Assassinated!

Dear Family and Friends,

When I sent the update email earlier, I had no idea what was happening further north in Pakistan. As you may have heard by now, Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, was assassinated earlier this evening. Various groups have taken to the streets here in Karachi to protest the assassination. Their methods are often violent. A group of my relatives just came to stay with us because of the conditions on the roads. They report seeing burning cars and men with clubs attacking motorists. As I write this, I can hear gunshots. Most phones are dead. The power went out earlier, but fortunately, it is back again.

At the moment we are keeping indoors and waiting to see how things pan out. I expect that things will heat up in the next few days as various groups protest and strike. However, I don’t fear personal injury as I am safe with relatives. I will continue to update you if the internet connection stays.

All the best,
Khalid

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