Badar says Musharraf murdered Benazir


LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) considered former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf as former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s killer and he would soon be brought to justice in accordance with the UN report on Benazir’s assassination, PPP Secretary General Senator Jahangir Badar said on Saturday.
He made these remarks while talking to journalists at Benazir’s pictorial exhibition at the Alhamra Art Gallery. Badar said that the PPP-led federal government would bring the former PM’s assassins to justice. He said that local investigations into the murder were moving ahead and soon the culprits behind the killing would be identified.
The senator alleged that Musharraf and his government were responsible for the incident and said that some of the culprits nominated in the first information report (FIR) were arrested while the rest would soon be captured. Badar appreciating efforts of the former PM’s personal photographer, Agha Feroz, said that it was a great effort for highlighting lives of the Bhutto family.
He said that the photographs reflected the PPP’s history and sacrifices of its leaders and workers. The senator said that the photographs highlighted the party struggle for the country and democracy. Badar said that a museum on the Bhutto family did exist and veteran party leader Shahid Javaid was its incharge.
PPP Information Secretary Fauzia Wahab said that the party was committed to exposing the culprits behind Benazir’s murder and the media should not take the incident as an ordinary matter. She said that it was an international conspiracy and many incidents like this had occurred before and their investigation reports were never publicised.
Fauzia said that Benazir’s killing was not an ordinary murder adding that it was a conspiracy and investigations into the case would take some time. She reiterated that the former PM’s murderers would soon be arrested. The PPP information secretary said that 2010 was the best year for the PPP. She said that such exhibitions be organised in other cities as well adding that students and youth should visit the exhibitions.
The PPP information secretary said that the photographs and biographies of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir and the Bhutto family would be published on the Internet so that everyone could see the efforts of PPP leaders and workers for democracy. Both the leaders appreciated the exhibition organiser’s efforts for bringing into limelight various phases and moments of Benazir’s life captured through the lenses.