Addressing the rioting and civil unrest, President Musharraf said that the looters must be harshly dealt with along with taking all measures to ensure the safety and security of all people. At least 38 to 43 people have died due to the violence breaking out only days after the assassination of Ms. Bhutto.
A lot of the violence stems by the contradicting reports surrounding Ms. Bhutto’s death. Colleagues of Bhutto say she died from the bullet wounds when the suicide bomber opened fire before setting off the bomb. The government said Bhutto died of a skull fracture when she slammed her head against the vehicle by the force of the explosion.
Another report said that Bhutto died by slamming her head against the sunroof of the vehicle trying to take cover.
Troops and police officers were sent out to stop the violent breaking out after Ms. Bhutto’s death. The streets of the home city of Ms. Bhutto, Lakana were deserted after being littered by burned cars.
According to the interior ministry, 176 banks, 72 train cars, and 18 rail stations were totaled by the rioting. It also adds that prisoners managed to spring out of the prisons across the country.