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Reopening ZAB case will undo a historic wrong: PM

Reopening ZAB case will undo a historic wrong: PM

GARHI KHUDA BUX – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Sunday said the probe by a United Nations commission into the assassination of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was conducted to ensure credibility and to dig out the facts.
Talking to newsmen at the mausoleum of the martyrs of the Bhutto family, Gilani said the UN probe was conducted as the martyred leader had desired so, after the first attempt on her life in Karachi, adding that she wanted an independent investigation into the

Reference against ZAB hanging in SC

ISLAMABAD – The federal government on Saturday filed a reference in the Supreme Court seeking the reopening of the former prime minister and founder of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s “murder” case.
The federal government submitted the reference through Federal Law Secretary Masood Chishti. President Asif Ali Zardari forwarded the reference to the SC under Article 186 of the constitution for revisiting the case, reported as PLD 1979 SC pages 38-53.

Reopening of ZAB case people’s voice: Raisani

QUETTA – Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani has praised President Asif Ali Zardari for his decision to file a reference for reopening the case of late prime minister and the founding chairman of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the chief minister welcomed the move to request the Supreme Court for reopening and re-conducting hearing into the judicial murder of the late PPP leader, saying the President Zardari’s

‘Reopening ZAB case will be unconstitutional’

ISLAMABAD – Barrister Ahmad Raza Kasuri Saturday said that no Constitutional provision allows review of any case decided by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Reacting to PPP’s move to reopen the Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto case, Ahmed Raza Kasuri said that the reopening the ZAB case would be like opening the Pandora’s Box. Kasuri is the son of Nawab Mohammad Ahmad Khan Kasuri who was killed in mid-70s and it was the case for which former prime minister and PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was

Culture minister to inaugurate pictorial and book exhibition on ZAB today

KARACHI – Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palijo will inaugurate the three day ‘Pictorial and Book Exhibition’ today (Sunday) at the Sindh Museum Hyderabad, in memory of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the founding chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party, on the eve of his 32nd death anniversary on April 4. The exhibition will last till April 5.
Culture Secretary Abdul Aziz Uqaili, Director General Muhammad Ramzan Awan, Director Manzoor Kanasro and others will also attend the

‘Reference to reopen ZAB case a milestone step’

KARACHI – By signing the reference to reopen the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto “judicial murder” case, President Asif Ali Zardari has taken a milestone step in the country’s history that would promote justice discourage decisions that are made on the basis of pressure or prejudice, Pakistan People’s Party Sindh Women Wing Information Secretary Sharmila Farooqui has said. In her statement issued on Saturday, she said that having sent the reference in accordance with Article 186 of the

President signs ZAB reference

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari signed a reference on Friday under Article 186 of the constitution for the court to reopen the case of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and give its opinion on the death sentence awarded to the former prime minister by the Lahore High Court and subsequently upheld by the Supreme Court in March 1979 in a split verdict.
The president signed the reference accompanied by close aides Law Minister Babar Awan and Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza. The

Zardari tells Awan to file ZAB case reference tomorrow

LAHORE – President Asif Ali Zardari met Law Minister Babar Awan on Thursday and decided that the reference to reopen the Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto case would be filed on April 2 (tomorrow), a private TV channel reported. Awan had announced last week that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) would file a reference in the Supreme Court (SC) to reopen the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto case and the federal cabinet had approved the decision.Awan had said that the PPP was expecting a response similar to the

Visit to India in ‘national interest’: PM

ISLAMABAD – As the federal cabinet approved on Monday the reopening of the Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto case, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani ordered Law Minister Babar Awan to prepare a reference in this regard and told the cabinet’s special meeting that he had decided to visit Mohali on the invitation of his Indian counterpart in “national interest”. The cabinet’s special meeting, in principle, approved the decision by President Asif Ali Zardari to revisit the Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto case and

Experts say reopening ZAB case futile

ISLAMABAD – Legal experts on Monday said the PPP government’s move to file a reference with the Supreme Court to get former president Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s “judicial murder” case reopened was a futile exercise aimed at diverting masses’ attention from its failures.
Talking to Pakistan Today, prominent lawyer Justice (r) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim said under article 186 of the constitution, neither the president could file such a reference nor would it be entertained by the Supreme

PPP to file reference to reopen ZAB case

LAHORE – Law Minister Babar Awan told a press conference at the residence of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) member Farrukh Sohail on Sunday that the PPP had decided to file a reference in the Supreme Court (SC) for “revisiting of judgement” of the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto case and the federal cabinet, expected to meet today (Monday), would also approve the decision and President Asif Ali Zardari would file the reference within next two days.
Awan said that the PPP was expecting a

Emulating ZAB sans his substance

NEWS ANALYSIS – Shah Mehmood Qureshi finally broke his silence on the issue of Raymond Davis with a demeanour of a demagogue, emulating Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who had parted ways with his mentor President Ayub Khan after developing differences on the (now former) Soviet Union-mediated peace agreement between Pakistan and India in Tashkent.
Though the two situations are quite similar to draw an analogy between what Bhutto did and what Qureshi appears to be accomplishing politically,