KARACHI: Co-Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday said the party will directly approach the United Nations for enquiry into Benazir Bhutto’s assassination after the government rejected its plea in this regard. Addressing a press conference here at Bilawal House, he said government has claimed that Al-Qaeda is involved in the Bhutto’s murder. “The fact that Al-Qaeda is an international organization, establishes UN’s relevance with this case,” he maintained. He said that PPP will itself go out and request UN to extend its help into the investigation of the case.
He said PPP shares the same point of view with the well wishers of Benazir Bhutto across the world in connection with getting the probe conducted into the incident by the UN. In this regard, talks have also been held with former UN secretary general Kofi Annan and well known human rights activist Asma Jehangir, he mentioned. He said, “I am in persistent contact with the like-minded people all over the world. I assure you that PPP will never compromise on its principles.”
Zardari said he had to go to meet Scotland Yard team because the British police was not allowed to come to Nau Dero. “The workers ask why we are still alive after their leader’s death. I tell them that we are alive because we have to complete the unfinished mission of Benazir Bhutto,” he said. He said Scotland Yard has a limited mandate and that PPP has provided them with the evidence, which the party had collected. The government does not want the people to come out of their house and come in direct contact with political parties’ leadership, he said.-SANA