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PM says Bhutto's demise a grievous blow

PM says Bhutto's assassination is a reminder of what terrorism can do and underlined the need for a joint fight against the menace.

india Updated: Dec 28, 2007 11:40 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the assassination of Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto was a reminder of what terrorism can do and underlined the need for a joint fight against the menace.

"The grievous blow is the demise of Bhutto, this great tragedy once again is a reminder to all of us of the great harm that terrorism can do to the peace, prosperity and well being of the region," Singh said in Panaji.

"We all have obligations to work together to deal with this menace which threatens the ways of civilised people living all over the world," he added.

Paying tributes to Bhutto, the Prime Minister said she was an "outstanding champion of reconciliation" between India and Pakistan.

"She, on more than one occasion expressed her feelings that relations between our nations should be normalised and that we should work together to make South Asia a prosperous region of the world," Singh said.