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Unrest has cost us billions of rupees: Pakistan

world Updated: Dec 29, 2007 21:11 IST

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Pakistan's interior ministry said on Saturday the rough estimate of the cost of damage in the unrest since Benazir Bhutto's assassination was billions of rupees, or tens of millions of dollars.

Rioters had torched 174 banks, more than 900 shops and office buildings, 78 trains and hundreds of cars since Bhutto was killed on Thursday, ministry spokesman Brigadier Javed Cheema told a news conference.

"Just imagine, in the last two days the loss to property is in billions of rupees," Cheema said.