New York : Security was tightened at some New York city buildings Friday to prevent violence from the sizable South Asian population as slain Pakistani former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was buried in her home town.
Local news reports said Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered enhanced security at the Pakistani consulate, the United Nations and Pakistani airlines and banks across the city’s five boroughs following Bhutto’s assassination on Thursday in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
The reports said some Pakistani shops, mostly in the Queens and Brooklyn boroughs, were closed Friday to mourn Bhutto’s death. The city and New Jersey have large communities of Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, most of them engaged in businesses and transportation as taxi drivers.
Police reported no incidents on Friday as Bhutto was buried in her ancestral home in southern Pakistan.