Great Britain /corr. Trend G.Ahmadova / "If Musharraf is removed form the power, the next military situation may be announced in Pakistan. But if he remains in the power, civil disobedience will be continuing," the former member of Pakistan's Parliament, independent commentator Mahmoud Shavgat reported to Trend correspondent in London from Lahore.
"General Musharraf's position is under threat because he is a hateful figure in the Country," Shavgat said.
"Most probably, if the elections scheduled for 8 January 2008 are not cancelled fully, at least they will be postponed. Without federalism and democracy, it will be difficult to maintain national unity in Pakistan," the expert said.
"Probably, Bhutto's death will cause division between the various ethical groups of the Pakistani nation in the long-term perspective," the expert said.
According to the former Pakistani parliamentarian, particularly Bhutto's being Sindh brought to the division of the Sindhs. "It presents large threats to the solidarity in the country," he said.
"In addition, it presents obstacles to the establishment of the true democracy in Pakistan. In essence, these two facts are closely linked with each other," Shavgat said.
"Bhutto's assassination brought Pakistan to mortal danger. After her death, large part of the country paralyzed due to the mass disturbances and damages were inflicted to the public and private properties. The railway connection and movement of the transport were broken in Sindh province where Bhutto lived, and especially activity of Pakistan's Port of Karachi was ceased," the Pakistani commentator said.
According to the Pakistani expert, the disorder after Bhutto's assassination led to lack of fuel and full collapse of the commodity export and import.
"Many factories were closed and it is unclear how long time it will take in order to re-establish normal way of life," the expert said.
Bhutto was murdered on 27 December 2007 as a result of terror act in Pakistan's city of Ravalpindi. In addition, 20 people were killed. According to the official version, Bhutto was taken to the near hospital with wounds in her neck and breast, but the doctors could not save her life. Later the Foreign Minister of Pakistan made a statement that Bhutto died as a result of blow from engine-room hatch. Bhutto's close assistants and opposition leaders insist that her death resulted from the gunshot wound.