"It is not a sad day, it is a dark, darkest, gloomiest day in the history of this country. Something unthinkable has happened. Something inconceivable, unthinkable has happened."
Pakistan Opposition Leader NAWAZ SHARIF
"I was deeply shocked and horrified to hear of the heinous assassination. In her death, the subcontinent has lost an outstanding leader who worked for democracy and reconciliation in her country."
Indian Prime Minister MANMOHAN SINGH
"Terrorism and violence have no place in the democratic debate and the combat of ideas and programs."
French President NICOLAS SARKOZY
"This is a sad day for democracy. It's a tragic hour for Pakistan. Benazir Bhutto may have been killed by terrorists, but the terrorists must not be allowed to kill democracy in Pakistan."
British Prime Minister GORDON BROWN
"Benazir Bhutto showed in her words and actions a deep commitment to her country. She knew the risks of her return to campaign but was convinced that her country needed her. This is a time for restraint but also unity."
British Foreign Secretary DAVID MILIBAND
"A woman who chose to fight her battle until the end with a single weapon the one of dialogue and political debate."
Italian Premier ROMANO PRODI
"The already unstable situation in Pakistan will be further exacerbated by this powerful factor."
ANATOLY SAFONOV, Russian President Vladmir Putin's envoy on international cooperation against terrorism
"I feel a strong worry for the consequences this will have for Pakistan."
Sweden's Foreign Minister CARL BILDT