By Afrin Fatima
Murder… Crime Scene… Murder weapon… Allies… People who can vouch… People who are witness… People who are suspects… No crime is a foolproof work, no criminal could hide from the light of justice and roam freely but would be arrested certainly at some point of time.
Islamabad: Pervez Musharraf, ex-military ruler after palliating for so many years now dropped a cannonball accusing Asif Zardari, former President and husband of scuppered Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto for assassinating her and her brother Murtaza Bhutto.
In such cases or in any murder case, the first question arises is who can gain most out of murdering someone? When it comes to the gain-thing, the direct suspicion goes on Zardari as he didn’t actively looked into the mass murder took place in Rawalpindi on Dec 27, 2007, where BB was shot in the head and some 20 people were killed in the gun and bomb attack. Being the President for 5 years, Zardari had power in his hands and could have taken possible action but he did not follow the leads to reach to the killers, why?
The brother, Murtaza Bhutto was shot dead in the year 1996 in Karachi and his wife and daughter, Ghinwa Bhutto and Fatima Bhutto also blamed Zardari for his murder. In 2008, Zardari was absolvent of the charges of ordering the murder. Baitullah Mehsud and his people were involved in the murder, as alleged by Musharraf. Mehsud had already carried out a lot of attacks on Musharraf and he was an enemy to him and Musharraf wanted him dead, so it was not Musharraf to ask him to assassin Benazir.
Rehman Malik and Khalid Shehanshah were the security in-charges of Benazir. After getting in her car unharmed, Benazir was asked to wave to the people out of hatch of the car. Once she waved out of the hatch was the time she was shot dead. The security in-charges and the one’s accompanying her in the car were not questioned by the court and after some time Shehanshah was mysteriously murdered and also the one who murdered Shehanshah.
Despite all the suspicions towards Zardari, he challenged the verdict of High Court and the acquitted five alleged terrorists of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the verdict of Benazir murder case while awarding 17-year detention to two senior police officers.