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India to review situation following assassination of Benazir

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Dec 28, IRNA
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In the wake of Pakistan's former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto's assassination, the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hold a meeting with political leaders Friday to discuss the situation in Pakistan.

The all-party meeting is expected to assess the possible impact of the Pakistani developments on India.

The meeting comes a day after Leader of Opposition L K Advani called up the Prime Minister and sought an early meeting to discuss the "worrisome" developments.

Meanwhile, States have been asked to maintain strict vigil along the borders following assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan.

According to a Home Ministry spokesman, border security forces have been urged to remain vigilant on the India-Pakistan border.

The security has been increased at vital installations and sensitive places.

The Cabinet committee on security is meeting in New Delhi this evening to take stock of the situation.

The Congress Working Committee which met this morning presided over by the Party President Sonia Gandhi took stock of the situation.

The Committee while strongly condemning the dastardly act said it is yet another reminder of the grave challenge posed by the forces of terror and violence.

Reading out the resolution adopted at the meeting, Sonia Gandhi said, her death is a loss to people of Pakistan and to the entire South Asian region.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) Polit Bureau, while condemning the assassination, said certain forces are seeking to destablize Pakistan.

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