Brown Remarks on Former Pakistani Primer Minister's Death

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Thursday, December 27, 2007; 12:22 PM

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER GORDON BROWN: This is a sad day for democracy. It's a tragic hour for Pakistan.

My condolences go to the whole of the Bhutto family, including her children, and to all who have lost their lives today.

Benazir Bhutto was a woman of immense personal courage and bravery. Knowing, as she did, the threats to her life, the previous attempted assassination, she risked everything in her attempt to win democracy in Pakistan, and she has been assassinated by cowards afraid of democracy.

Benazir Bhutto may have been killed by terrorists, but the terrorists must not be allowed to kill democracy in Pakistan. And this atrocity strengthens our resolve that terrorists will not win there, here, or anywhere in the world. And we will work with all in the Pakistani community in Britain and elsewhere in the world so that we can have a peaceful and safe and democratic Pakistan.


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