Benazir Bhutto had degrees from Harvard and Oxford. She spoke fluent and unaccented English. Her looks were patrician and she came out as a liberal humanist in a rabidly anti-feminist Pakistan. In other words, Mrs. Bhutto was the only real challenge and alternative to both President Musharraf and the fundamentalist Right Wing. She may have won the upcoming elections in Pakistan. This ex-prime minister has been assassinated. BBC reports her being first shot in the neck and then in chest. Then her craven shooter blew himself up, killing 20 more. Bhutto was addressing a campaign rally at Rawalpindi. It is common knowledge that the Bhutto family is jinxed like the Gandhi family in India. Bhutto’s father and brothers have all been assassinated. Naturally, the needle of suspicion now rests on President Musharraf and her opponents. But it is highly unlikely that Musharraf had orchestrated the murder. At this point of time, Benazir’s death would only make public opinion stronger against him. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), which Benazir headed, is now baying for Musharraf’s blood. May be this is exactly what the real killers have in mind. Who are they? As things look, Pakistan is a country overrun by Islamic zealots. Amongst them are the Pashtun and Taliban terrorists. Benazir posed two problems to the fundamentalists. She was a woman and terrorists, like cowards everywhere, hate women in power. Moreover, with her western education, Mrs. Bhutto would have never tolerated right wing extremism. Simply put, she loved Pakistan and her people too much to bow to fundamentalists. She had to be silenced. A light in dark Pakistan has gone out. Now out the dogs of war! She is going to be buried in her ancestral Larkana around noon. Musharraf has been quick to jump into the public mourning bandwagon. He has declared three days’ mourning in Pakistan.