Action against Mush after solid proof: Pak

Action against Mush after solid proof: Pak

Pervez Musharraf

“We welcome the UN (commission’s) report because it is independent and transparent. People already knew what the commission has pointed out,” Interior Minister Rehman Malik told reporters.

“It is the people’s wish that the killers (of Bhutto) should be arrested. This is also our endeavour and it will be done,” he said on Monday.

The independent UN commission that probed the facts and circumstances of Bhutto’s assassination has indicted the Musharraf regime for “failing” to provide effective security to her despite numerous threats to her life. It also found faults with the probe by Pakistani authorities into Bhutto’s assassination in a gun-and-suicide attack on December 27, 2007.

Malik said a Pakistani investigation team would further probe Bhutto’s assassination in the light of the UN commission’s report. The panel clearly mentioned in its report that Musharraf’s government and security institutions were unsuccessful in providing security to Bhutto, he said.

The minister said action will be taken against Musharraf after concrete evidence is
obtained with regard to the UN panel’s findings. Malik also blamed the former government of Punjab province for failing to provide adequate security to Bhutto. Blaming the Pakistan People’s Party for not providing security to Bhutto is irrelevant because it is the responsibility of the government and not party workers, he contended.

The UN panel’s report accused intelligence agencies of hampering its investigation into Bhutto’s assassination.

FIR soon

Meanwhile, a media report quoted sources in the PPP as saying that an FIR would be registered by the party against Musharraf, seven civil and police officials who have been removed from their posts and some PPP leaders who were held responsible for Bhutto’s security.

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