Taliban did not kill Benazir: Imran

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In a startling claim, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has said that former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was not killed by the Taliban.

Speaking in an interview with British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, the PTI chief said that Bhutto had been “clearly killed by people worried she was going to come into power”.

He did not say whether his claim was based on any concrete evidence that he was privy to. The Benazir Bhutto murder case is currently underway in an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi.

Khan’s claim contradicts the investigations done by a UN commission as well as Britain’s Scotland Yard Police. Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on December 27, 2007 in Rawalpindi while she was campaigning ahead of 2008 elections.

Investigators are currently questioning former military ruler and president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf who was heading the country at the time of her assassination.

Musharraf has repeatedly denied his involvement and has instead blamed the slain leader for ignoring security warnings by the then government led by prime minister Shaukat Aziz.

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    • .
      No he does not …
      but your boy has complete proof that Taliban didn't …
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      Good try Fuksee …
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      • there is a simple answer to everything! try to see and analyze who got the most benefit out of it! you should read 'Fatima Bhutto's' book 'Songs of Love and Sword' it might help you change your opinion and look at the other point of view!

  1. Yes he is right. Half of Pakistanis are sure that the political class of that time is fully involved in her brutal murder. Put any Tag but it won´t change the reality. Zardari – Choudry – Mush Allaiance was real NRO which was backed fully by PML N throughout five years of their stupid regimen 2008-2013.

    • well it wasn't Musharraf because Musharraf did strike a deal with benazir also known as 'NRO'! The deal meant that Benazir if wins the elections would be termed Prime Minister and Musharraf would remain the President, there were other terms as well! If you want to know the whole original story leading up to these events you should read 'Condoleezza Rice's' memoir 'No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington'

  2. Obviously. Almost everything in our country is planned by ‘foreign’ influences. But the signs are obvious for only those who are meant to see.

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      That causes confusion …
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      When I tell you that 'you know it already', why do you have to see ???
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      • ^ totally agree! this reminds me of a very famous saying of Adolf Hitler, "Make the Lie big, make It simple, keep saying It, and eventually they will believe It."
        (providing a reference of Adolf does not mean that I follow, believe or acknowledge in any way for his movement/cause)

  3. NO I can´t. You do it please. Anything sensible can be called if it is true from your angle, where you stand, how you see it. I am an independent person, what it makes you think even to comment on what I say?

    • What else could you do? Even the Amuricans are open for negotiations with Taliban after a war of 11 years!

  4. Of course Zardari did! Who sent her a text to get out of the sunroof? Rehman Malik (in charge of her security) and Babar Awan in the car behind her were the first to take off from the scene. Hello! Who has benefited the most from her death – Zardari! Their marriage was already over – he was living in Manhattan and she was between London and Dubai. They had pretty much separated.

  5. I wonder why Imran is unable to relate the following:
    1. Taliban
    2. “people worried she was going to come into power”.

  6. Oh and forgot to mention – how come Zardari's "back problem" went away literally the day after her death and he returned with that grin all healthy? Also, how come he didn't come with Shaheed BB when she returned – any normal couple would have returned together after years in exile. She came back alone. THINK!

  7. Bhai jan Ko abhi reveal karna kion yad aiaya hay.I think his fuel tanks of hatred against shairf and Zardari is punctured by EC so he is looking for new election stunt.

  8. Im ran is right and that is what the majority believe. Iy looks like that Musharraf, Rahman Malik and Zardari know the real truth. They should all be locked up until one is willing to spit out the truth or agrees to become an approver.

  9. What a divide nation we are. Can we have one opinion on any thing as a nation? Taliban are enemy of this nation (all must agree to this stance as a nation), so anyone trying to give them a clean chit is also helping the enemy of this nation.

  10. Kahn did not apologize for the Taliban. He did not give the Taliban a clean chit. He just said what many others all over the world think. That she was murdered because others in power at the time wanted to stop her from coming into power. Logical comment. Has nothing to do with being "pro" Taliban. Looking at how politics is played out in Pakistan…. this is not hard to believe.

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      Your Khan didn't make this statement without a purpose — not at this stage of the game …
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      So, what do you think his purpose is ???
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      How much is he willing to cry for BB ???
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      • I don't think the him saying that to the Daily Telegraph in the midst of campaigning had any more purpose then to show the similarities of the dangers facing himself to those that faced Bhutto. If you read the article in context the comment was preceded by talk of the scaled back appearances by leaders of other parties, his use of a bullet proof car, body armor and the fact he was on a target list. It wasn't about the Taliban, or even about Bhutto. It was an opinion comment . He stated she was killed because those who had power, or coveted more power wanted to stop her….and that same reason is why the threats against himself have intensified in concurrence with his rise in popularity…(in his opinion).

  11. Why questioning IK'' statement; he must have received the latest from his friends in FATA who are very pleased with IK on his latest ultra-right trend.

  12. Imran Khan and Nawaz Shareef should stop supporting Taliban, and start supporting Pakistan.

  13. A guess, some "taliban" type characters did carry out the killing. Were they acting on their own or did they get assistance from rogues in establishment? Male thugs in religious guise hate powerful women and particularly Westernized, educated strong women who challenge male dominance.
    Mullah types are obvious suspects. IK may be wrong. I will still vote for him.

  14. whether they did or not it does not absolve them of the other rather long and glaring list of their crimes.

  15. Yes he is right. Half of Pakistanis are sure that the political class of that time is fully involved in her brutal murder. Put any Tag but it won´t change the reality. Zardari – Choudry – Mush Allaiance was real NRO which was backed fully by PML N throughout five years of their stupid regimen 2008-2013.

  16. Duhhhh.News are suppoesed be the well informed one..everyone in Pakistan knows..its an open secret..it was Musharaf with Zardari!!

  17. Obviously. Almost everything in our country is planned by 'foreign' influences. But the signs are obvious for only those who are meant to see.

  18. for your info NRO was established by Musharaf. And talk like a sensible man, dont beat about the bushes.

  19. 2ndly the political alliance was working so good and even well in that case, i agree. Even then, Ik wana be leader shouldnt issue such statements. A wise leader doesnt do so.

  20. NO I can´t. You do it please. Anything sensible can be called if it is true from your angle, where you stand, how you see it. I am an independent person, what it makes you think even to comment on what I say?

  21. The guys lost his mind. He's giving them a clean chit! N wants to negotiate with terrorists! Two cheers for taliban khan!

  22. and what makes you think I comment the outpouring love of Imran Khan. I support his cause but I am not a blind person nor a followrs of his. Wisdom is for leaders not for voters… the domestic trend, how public percieves and what the way the do it is reflected through their vote. I am ot a politician nor intend to be, what I feel right I wrote…

  23. 50,000 masom janein, strategic assets per hamle, economy aur reputation ko tabah karne k bad bhi ye IK k laadle hain, government banane k liye ye jhot bolne se behter hai k such bol k opposition choose kar lo… you are confusing your followers big times!

  24. Rehman Malik and Musharraf are responsible for his assassination. However Taliban leader has already denied to take responsibility.

  25. Negotiate who Mr. Imran? HOw many NRO´s you want, Only way to negotiate is Nelson Medela´s modal and for that you have to vote Imran Khan, first bring up a new person who, atleast, claims to be independent and sincere then start the process through Justice….. Reconciliation has made a greater damage already to Pakistan and brionging same zardari nawaz allaiance would not bring any thing new to country but misery….

  26. Whether Taliban killed her or not, they were involved in the execution of this plan….

  27. Politically Musharraf was the biggest loser on account of Benazir’s sudden death. Why would Mushrraf get Benazir killed? It is beyond imaginations. Who is the true beneficiary, politically and materially? However, Zardari unequivocally stated that he knew the killers but would not name them. Why does he shy away from pinpointing the culprits?
    Another intriguing factor was speeding away of the follow up occupied by Rehman Malik, Senator Babar Awan, Lt. Gen (R) Tauqir Zia and Farhatullah Babar to the Zardari House in F-8, Islamabad. In the past, this vehicle had always tailed Benazir’s car, never leaving enough space that might allow another vehicle to come between them. But on that particular day, they abandoned Benazir and dashed towards Islamabad. Even when they were informed of the blast (suicide attack), Rehman Malik told the driver to keep driving towards F-8, informing the other occupants that Benazir was OK and that she was following in her vehicle.
    Later Farhatullah Babar came to know of the real situation and returned to the central hospital. But Rehman Malik stayed back at the Zardari House.
    At one time Rahman Malik said that the murderers of Benazir have been killed in drone attacks.

  28. I honestly thought this guy was a smart guy but after today,I think he's done lost his marbles.What is wrong with the people of Pakistan,some say Zardari had her killed,some say the Taliban killed her,some think Musharaf had something to do with it.Imran really needs to worry about solving the issues the country faces,not think out loud his idiot ideas.

  29. phir Taliban ne benazeer ki death se pehly benazeer ko kyun apni hit list par rakha thaa? osama bhi 9-11 ke baad 1-2 saal inkar karta thaa ke world trade center ki building par uss ne attach nahi karwya. but uss ke baad apni maut tak wo kehna shuru ho gya thaa ke ussi ne karwaya thaa.

  30. Pakistan Army par attack jab hota ha to taliban hudh zimadari qabool karte hain but hamara media specially jeo ke malikan aur media ke inkers ne zati taur par kabhi mazamati biyan nahi dya. balke assa feel hota ha ke wo indirectly fever kar rahe hote hain

  31. Iss keay Ghoubarray saay hawa bahut jaldd nikal jeayy gii .. in 90 days..if God forbid he gets into power…

  32. I did not agree with IK due the time is statement is wrong to just get vote.. else statement it self is nothing just a general comments…

  33. It is my belief that that they had not killed her but even if I turned out to b wrong im quite sure that they acted on the behest of some1 who had alot to gain from it. Thats im definately sure!

  34. How can Imran Khan say so confidently? He should not be issuing statements like these which he can't prove. He is suffering from attention-seeking syndrome.

  35. cheap publicity stunt! What is the point of making such statements without any concrete evidence – if you do have any evidence, why don't you give it to the authorities concerned.

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