Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Former leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and close aide of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, Naheed Khan, said that former President Asif Ali Zardari wasn’t interested in inquiry of the murder.


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Speaking to BBC Urdu, Naheed Khan said that Asif Ali Zardari, who became president after the murder of his wife, didn’t investigate the case despite the fact that all the agencies were working under him. She further stated that she, her husband Safdar Abbasi and Makhdoom were eye witnesses but they weren’t summoned by any court of law.

The former PPP leader said that there were many unanswered questions which would prolong the case. She said that it was the responsibility of PPP to find out murderers of its leader, adding that this is not the real PPP rather it is Zardari league.

She said that on December 27, 2007, she and her husband Safdar was inside the vehicle of Benazir Bhutto, adding that she asked BB not to come out of the car several times but to no avail. She further said that BB was a public leader and gave her life for the public.

The former PPP leader said that BB was quite excited about her last meeting in Liquat Bagh and appreciated her when she came into the vehicle. Narrating an incident of December 23, Naheed Khan said she travelled to Garhi Khuda Baksh with BB and visited the graveyard of Bhutto family.

“BB went to graves of other family members before his brothers and father Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. In a reply to a common sentence that Bhutto family has average age of 50 years, BB said she is 54 now. She stopped at an empty place where she is buried now, saying Naheed one day I have to come here” Naheed Khan narrated the incident.

She further said that BB knew it was her last time, adding that Benazir Bhutto pointed out something black inside the trees during the Liquat Bagh meeting. She, however, dismissed it as only a shadow.

Replying to a query she said that if some other party came into power after her murder that might have carried out better investigation as compared to PPP. – Online