Our Observer in Karachi (south Pakistan) keeps us updated on the unfolding of events.
only Bhutto activists in the street. A lot of poor people are getting involved
in the riots too, just because they're desperate. Nobody dares go outside.
Especially if there's a car, because it's bound to get set on fire. There are
loads of mad theories going round about how Bhutto was killed, which are fuelling
the violence even more. The funeral is in less than two hours. Everyone is
scared of another attack. The government has sent out army rangers to control
the situation. They've been told that if they see rioters they can shoot at
first sight. It's the same all over the country, not just in Karachi where I live."
questions to Zaheer Alam Kidvai on his profile page.