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Pakistan Embassy Holds Memorial Service for Benazir Bhutto


Cambodian government and foreign Embassy officials pay their respects Monday to former Pakistan prime minister, Benazir Bhutto at the Pakistan Embassy in Phnom Penh Monday, according to Pakistan Embassy officials in Phnom Penh.

Ms. Bhutto's picture was displayed with flowers, and the dignitaries sign a book of condolences.

Pakistan flag was flown at half staff at the Embassy in Phnom Penh.

Embassy official, Ms. Chan Leakhena says that the memorial is done in Benazir Bhutto's memory, who is an unforgettable opposition leader:" It is like to share condolences. The former prime minister passes away, and the Embassy is sad about her death. Therefore each ministry is doing something for condolences." Ms. Chan says the memorial will be held again on Wednesday."

Benazir Bhutto was killed by a suicide bomber who shot at her then blew himself up last Thursday, killing about 40 other people as she was leaving a party rally in Rawalpindi near Islamabad.

Cambodian Prime minister Hun Sen joins the mourning, calling the killing an act of cowardice from terrorists.

Pakistan's election commission will decide on Tuesday whether to delay next week's parliamentary elections because of the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.

The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is now led by her son, Bilawal Bhutto Zadari, and her husband, Asif Ali Zadari will be the party's co-chairman.

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