Clegg on Bhutto's assassination: "This is a dark day"

by Stephen Tall on December 27, 2007

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has issued his response to the shock assassination of Pakistan’s former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto:

“This is a dark day for everyone who believed in a stable and democratic future for Pakistan.

“Benazir Bhutto was a courageous politician known throughout the world, not just Pakistan, for her forthright and sometimes controversial views.

“Her tragic death is a hammer blow against the dream of pluralism and tolerance in modern day Pakistan.

“In the light of her brutal assassination, the need for the full restoration of democracy in Pakistan in now paramount.”