I am horrified and deeply saddened by this demonstration of the extremist patriarchal thinking. Not only was she an “opposition candidate,” she was a woman. Muslims demonstrate the patriarchy in the extreme. The feminine is seen as third class. She could not be tolerated by these greedy gluttons for power and control. Whether it was Musharaf, or another extremist faction, they are all without heart. Their arrogance is only dwarfed by their limited thinking and their blind hatred.
My deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to the people of Pakistan for their loss. The world has lost a magnificent and brave woman.