Dr. Zillur Rahman Khan, a professor of political science in the United States says it is a bad omen for Pakistan, Benazir had struggled for moderation, democracy and she was also against radical Islam. She had said many times that the extremists might kill her. Dr Khan gave examples of Kennedy assassination and said this killing might bring back the conscience of the country and unite all quarters to fight extremists.
Dr. Ahmed Ziauddin , a reputed jurist from Belgium , in his analysis of the situation, says Benazir was the symbol of modern Pakistan. Although Pakistan is an Islamic country, Benazir was committed to bring liberalism; she talked about women’s right, human rights and reforms, which was very important for Pakistan. Restoration of democracy in Pakistan has received a big blow and from this incident other countries of this region should take lessons to end religion-based politics, politics with violence.
Dr. Selim Jahan, a Deputy Director of UNDP in New York believes killing of Benazir will de-stabilize the political situation in Pakistan, which will have bad effect on the economy. Pakistan’s economy is already in a bad shape because of the countries internal conflicts.