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100 people were killed in Karachi. The following year, 500 people were murdered in the Pakistani capital between late August and the beginning of November. While the violence increased, the economy continued to decline, and Bhutto seemed unable to improve the situation. Meanwhile, she clashed with the Supreme Court over her appointment of several judges in Lahore whom the court ruled were unqualified for office. Finally, in September 1996, an incident occurred that struck at the heart of Bhutto’s family.
Some of the violence was carried on by the Mohajir Quami Movement (MQM), which demanded more positions in the civil service for mohajirs. There were also violent clashes in Karachi and the Northwest Frontier Province between the two major Muslim sects—Sunnis and Shiites. Once again, the government was forced to send in the army to restore order. Like Benazir Bhutto before him, the new prime minister clashed with the army over policy issues. In early 1993, the army chief, General Asif Nawaz, died mysteriously.
The British were prepared to agree to a twostate solution—one Hindu and the other Muslim. Congress also realized that a single Indian nation of Hindus and Muslims was impossible. In 1947, Lord Louis Mountbatten, the last British viceroy, developed a plan to split up the country. Jawaharlal Nehru, the political leader of Congress, agreed to Mountbatten’s strategy. Meanwhile, Jinnah worked with the British to divide the country and design a government for the new nation of Pakistan. Inhabitants of each region were asked to vote whether to join India or Pakistan.