In an important press conference in Garhi Khuda Bux Larkana just a day after Shaheed Benazir Bhutto 7th Martyrdom anniversary, former interior minister, PPP senior leader Senator A. Rehman Malik strongly denounced the propaganda that nothing was done by PPP government in Shaheed Benazir Bhutto murder case. He said that regarding Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto murder case, propaganda is being made as if PPP did not do anything during its government. It is just misinformation only to misguide the people, to defame PPP’s existing leadership and to play with sentiments of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s followers, he said.
Senator Rehman Malik asked the media to bring facts before the nation regarding Benazir murder case that the actual culprits could be exposed. Shaheed Benazir Bhutto murder case had been remained the main concern during PPP’s era that it can be investigated painstakingly and the real perpetrators could be bringing before the justice. He said the party wants all those involved in this heinous crime could be punished under law. The leadership of PPP has always appealed the apex judiciary to order the hearing of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto case on fast track and day to day basis, he said. Senator A. Rehman Malik said that investigation is the job of government but the delivery of justice in any case is the responsibility of judiciary which has always been remained unenthusiastic in this case.
Exposing the reality of the case, Former Interior said categorically that PPP’s government took over this case when the crime scene was washed away and the case was shown to be dead. He added that PPP’s government had comprised teams of officers with high integrity who spent days and nights. They resolved the case and submitted the challenge in the court nominating 14 accused in this murder case, he said. The detail is that 8 accused arrested and presently five are in jail and three are on bail
including General Musharraf. He further explained that five wanted accused namely Bait Ullah Mehsood, Ibaad u Rehman alias Chattan, Abdullah alias Saddam and Nadir alias Qari Islamil were killed in FATA and one is proclaimed offender.
It is matter of great shock that eight judges in seven years were transferred during the trial and Ch. Zulfiqar Chief Prosecutor was killed day light on 13th April, 2013 as he was being threatened to leave Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s case, Senator Rehman Malik sid. No prosecutor since then is ready to accept the responsibility. Four prosecution witnesses are under threat and they want protection during the trial.
Senator A. Rehman Malik said that PPP will continue its struggle to receive justice in Benazir Bhutto murder case. He also said that we are sure that present judiciary will play positive role unlike judiciary in past that ignored the ZA Bhutto Shaheed and Benazir Bhutto assassination cases deliberately.