Asif Ali Zardari is Responsible For Assassination of Benazir Bhutto: Pervez Musharraf

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Asif Ali Zardari is Responsible For Assassination of Benazir Bhutto: Pervez Musharraf

The 54-year-old Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief, Bhutto, was killed along with over 20 people in a bomb attack in Liaquat Bagh of Rawalpindi during an election campaign rally on December 27, 2007.

Islamabad, Sept 22: Asif Ali Zardari was responsible for the killing of his wife and the country’s first woman prime minister Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf claimed on Friday while accusing Zardari of gaining most from the assassination.

The 54-year-old Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief, Bhutto, was killed along with over 20 people in a bomb attack in Liaquat Bagh of Rawalpindi during an election campaign rally on December 27, 2007.

While addressing the three Bhutto-Zardari children, the Bhutto family and the people of Sindh, through a video posted on his official Facebook page, Musharraf said, “Asif Ali Zardari is responsible for the Bhutto family’s demise and is involved in the deaths of Benazir and Murtaza Bhutto.”

Explaining his analysis of the case, he said that as he was in the power, the murder of Bhutto would not have reaped him any benefits. “The murder put my government in a difficult situation,” he said while claiming that there was only one person who had everything to gain from her assassination and that was Asif Ali Zardari while questioning why he didn’t take any action in his tenure.

He also said that the charges levied against him that he did not provide appropriate security to Bhutto are baseless. “I was not responsible for her security,” he said.

No member from the Bhutto family reacted on the claims made by Musharraf, 74, who came to power in a bloodless coup in 1999. He has been living in Dubai since last year when he was allowed to leave Pakistan on the pretext of medical treatment.