Dec 27 2007
Some Canadians may think this is just another random act of violence in a rough neighborhood of the world, that will ultimately have little effect on us.Yet our efforts to help Afghanistan back from the brink are intertwined with the success of efforts to root out extremism in Pakistan.
Quite recently, Bhutto had this to say about Canada’s contribution to the UN mission in Afghanistan: “I can understand that Canada has suffered a lot of casualties, and I can understand that the imperatives that would be there for Canada to pull its team. But I do believe that the future of Pakistan and Afghanistan is critical to the direction the global community is going to take.” (CBC News)
The Pakistan-Canada Association had this to say: The Late Benazir Bhutto was a tireless worker for the benefit of Pakistan and made the ultimate sacrifice to bring moderation and democracy back to the people of Pakistan. Whether or not you supported her politically her death has struck a cord with all Pakistanis and it is only after her tragic death that her importance to Pakistan can now be truly felt. It is our wish that a full investigation into her assassination be held and those responsible be brought to justice.