Bhutto Assassination Touches Queens

December 28, 2007 at 9:11 am Leave a comment

And really all of us. But, specifically, there are 50,000 Pakistanis living in NYC, many just a subway stop away from Forest Hills. Community Bulletin Board Jackson Heights Life posted an except from amNY’s profile of this—

New Yorkers somber after Bhutto assassination
By David Freedlander, amNewYork Staff Writer
December 28, 2007

The perpetually buzzing hive of Jackson Heights, Queens took on a somber pall Thursday as residents in the heart of the city’s Pakistani community reacted with grim resignation to the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

At Mansour Bookshop on Broadway, owner Abbas Zaidi, pulled Bhutto’s book, “Whither Pakistan: Dictatorship or Democracy?” from a window display.

“It’s not surprising,” he said. “The government can’t provide security. She was everyone’s leader. Her background was very international. She was very educated. There is no one else.”

As he spoke, an Urdu newspaper was delivered with the headline, “Benazir Bhutto Killed in Suicide Attack” splashed across the front.

Full article:,0,4318264.story

NY Times article on the same:


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