Bhutto Assassination Condemned -- John Key MP
John Key MP
National Party Leader
Bhutto assassination condemned
National Party Leader John Key today condemned the assassination of Pakistan's opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto.
"This disgraceful act of terrorism must be condemned in the strongest possible terms," he says.
"It strikes at the heart of democracy in Pakistan, a country which is already in a state of turmoil.
"I extend my condolences to the family of Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistani people, and the Pakistani community in New Zealand.
"Benazir Bhutto showed a great deal of courage throughout her life and her return to Pakistan this year was yet another example of that courage.
"I note that world leaders are calling for calm and restraint. My hope is that Pakistan does not descend into chaos following this tragic event."