And of course, it might.
By Dharmendra Ashwal for AHN:
Islamabad, Pakistan (AHN) – Following the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, opposition groups have warned of a civil war in Pakistan. Riaz Malik, of the opposition Pakistan Movement for Justice party (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf), warned, “The impact will be that Pakistan is in more turmoil – it will be the start of civil war in Pakistan.”
“There will be a lot of fingers pointed at the government. There is a very real danger of civil war in Pakistan,” Malik said.
Meanwhile, the entire nation is under a security alert following the suicide bombing and attack that killed Bhutto late Thursday evening in Rawalpindi. Bhutto’s supporters took to the streets in cities like Karachi and Lahore, and more unrest is expected on Friday.
In Peshawar police had to use tear gas and batons after angry demonstrators blocked the main highway and torched billboards and posters of the former ruling party, according to reports.
Geo News, a local TV channel, quoted Punjab Home Secretary Khusro Pervaiz Khan as saying that the provincial government has called in the army and contingents of the Rangers to help the police maintain the law and order in these districts.