Pervez Musharraf declared absconder in Benazir Bhutto murder case

Posted September 01, 2017

"And he regularly appears on television".

Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari, the youngest of the siblings, said that "they were still awaiting justice".

Bilawal took to Twitter to state that the decision was not only unjust but it is also unsafe to set terrorists free, and the PPP would explore legal options.

Seven persons including two police officers former CPO Saud Aziz and former SP Khurram Shahzad, and five persons allegedly belonging to Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) namely Husnain Gul, Sher Zaman, Abdul Rashid, Rafaqat Hussain and Aitzaz Shah were made accused in the Case.

"The acquittal of al-Qaida/Taliban terrorists against whom evidence has been provided is most surprising and raises several questions". He vowed the party would explore legal options.

He had claimed that Musharraf, through his aide former director general of the National Crisis Management Cell retired Brigadier Javed Iqbal Cheema, had disseminated the fake evidence to save himself. He has denied the allegations.

In 2010, the United Nations report accused Musharraf's government of failing to give Bhutto adequate protection and said her death could have been prevented.

Born into an aristocratic Karachi family, Bhutto studied at Cambridge, Harvard and Oxford. He was killed in a US drone attack in 2009.

Bhutto, Pakistan's 11th Prime Minister was assassinated during an election campaign event on December 27, 2007 in Rawalpindi.

Educated at Oxford and Harvard, she became the first female prime minister of an Islamic country at the age of 35, after military dictator Zia ul-Haq died in a plane crash in 1988.

She said that there will be no justice until former president and army chief Pervez Musharraf answers for his crimes.

The officers are the first two people to be convicted in Bhutto's murder case after the almost decade-long trial.

Two police officers have been convicted and sentenced. The police have arrested the former DIG from premises of the court.

By failing to take adequate security measures, Aziz abetted the crime, public prosecutor Azhar Chaudhry told the Guardian.

The government had blamed the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for the killing and the authorities had played an alleged video of the TTP former leader Baitullah Mehsood, in which he congratulated other militant leaders on Benazir's murder. Many thought his death was the end of the process.