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PPP reiterates its demand for UN led probe into Bhutto’s murder

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Monday expressed reservations in connection with the ongoing investigation by the government with the help of Scotland Yard team into Benazir Bhutto’s assassination and reiterated its demand for establishing a United Nation commission to probe the case.

The PPP Information Secretary, Sherry Rehman, while addressing a press conference here Monday reiterated her party’s demand for a UN led probe into the Liaquat Bagh tragedy. She said that police investigation into the incident is important but described the ongoing investigation as incomplete.

She accused the government of hiding the facts by cleaning and covering of evidence. “We welcome the Scotland Yard team to conduct probe into the attack but it will not be of much significance since the evidence had either been cleaned up or covered up,” she observed. She said mere police investigation into the incident is not enough and reiterated her party’s demand to have the investigation conducted under the auspices of the United Nations (UN).

Sherry Rehman said that Benazir Bhutto was not only a popular top politician in Pakistan but an international leader of great stature and caliber and therefore investigation to her murder should be carried out by the United Nation on political basis. She stressed for looking into the political factors and aspects of Ms Bhutto’s killing which according to her was only possible if the investigation is conducted under UN umbrella.

The government, she said, was creating vagueness and ambiguity regarding the brutal assassination of Benazir Bhutto by changing statements again and again. “First the government claimed that Benazir Bhutto was killed by the lever of her vehicle’s sunroof and now they said she was shot. Commenting on Scotland Yard role in the investigation, the PPP leader said that it will not be of much significance since the evidence had either been cleaned up or covered up. Sherry Rehamn, however, extended her party’s full cooperation to the Scotland Yard for carrying out the investigation.-SANA

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