‘Benazir murder probe will be made public soon’


LAHORE – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Punjab President Imtiaz Safdar Waraich has said that 90 percent of the investigation into the Benazir Bhutto assassination case has been completed and it will be publicised as soon as it completes.
Waraich was presiding over a meeting with representatives of all districts of Sahiwal division at PPP Punjab office on Thursday. He said that the names of the people involved in BB’s assassination would soon be uncovered. He condemned the Punjab government for ‘mishandling’ the doctors’ issue that resulted in loss of lives.
Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif should have found some other way to appoint new doctors by avoiding the Public Service Commission if he wanted to do so, he said, alleging that the CM had appointed new doctors by getting advantage of the strike of the Young Doctor’s Association. He said that doctors’ issue and PCS officers’ issue was mishandled that caused nuisance for the masses.
To a question about a protest by PPP parliamentary party in the assembly, Waraich said that PPP believed in politics of reconciliation but it could not sit quite on the issue of horse-trading. Commenting on the presidential reference about revisiting the case of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, he said the PPP wanted to correct the history by reviewing the case.
Earlier, new appointments for offices of the PPP district Pakpatan were discussed. It was decided to organise a workers convention at Sahiwal in the last week of April. On 27 December 2007, Benazir was killed while leaving a campaign rally for the PPP at Liaquat National Bagh, where she had given a spirited address to party supporters in the run-up to the January 2008 parliamentary elections.
After entering her bulletproof vehicle, she stood up through its sunroof to wave to the crowds. At this point, a gunman fired shots at her and subsequently explosives were detonated near the vehicle killing approximately 20 people.[88] She was critically wounded and was rushed to Rawalpindi General Hospital. She was taken into surgery at 17:35 local time, and pronounced dead at 18:16.