Rep. Clarke’s Statement on the Assassination of Benazir Bhutto
“On behalf of myself and the people of the 11th Congressional District, I want to express my sincere condolences to the family, friends and supporters of the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and those whose lives were senselessly taken in her assassination. Her death has indeed dealt a significant blow to the hopes and dreams of so many of her fellow Pakistani and has caused a severe disruption in Pakistan’s march towards Democracy. It is truly a travesty and a tragedy for Pakistan and her people. It’s my hope that those who are responsible are brought to justice.”
“I want to encourage the people of Pakistan to hold fast to their resolve for free and fair elected leadership and to remain vigilant in their embrace of the value of democracy in the political development of the nation. I believe that in doing so, we will honor the memory, the life, the sacrifice of Benazir Bhutto and her life’s work will not have been in vain.
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Congresswoman Clarke represents New York’s 11th Congressional District located in central Brooklyn.