Zardari asks UN to quiz Rice, Karzai

Panel says wont reopen Bhutto death inquiry

But, the United Nations says there is no need to include any further information as the report by a three-member independent commission, led by Chile’s UN envoy Heraldo Munoz, on the ex-premier’s December 2007 assassination is “complete”.

Zardari has “quietly given names of four international personalities — US ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, Saudi Arabian intelligence chief Prince Muqrin (bin Abdul Aziz) and the UAE intelligence chief — to the UN commission to ask them: how did they know the secret in advance that Benazir would be killed?,” The News reported.

The UN panel has been asked to meet these “four indirect witnesses” before submitting its report on former premier Bhutto’s assassination, the paper said.This new information has also resolved a mystery about which two countries had warned Bhutto about a possible attack on her life when she returned to Pakistan from self-exile in October 2007, the report said. It identified the two countries as UAE and Saudi Arabia, “whose intelligence chiefs had warned the PPP chairperson (about) threats to her life”.

Inside info
The report quoted sources as saying that Zardari believed the “inside information” that could be shared by the four personalities “might greatly help the inquiry commission to identify the real killers whose secret plans somehow reached the intelligence agencies of Afghanistan, US, UAE and Saudi Arabia, and which turned out to be prophetically correct”.
However, UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told reporters in New York that “the commissioners have informed the United Nations that the report is complete. They believe they have finished their work and that there is no need to include any further information.”

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