Thu. Jun 20th, 2024

Islamabad: Benazir Bhutto, who was the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan, was assassinated on 27th December 2007 in an election rally during the reign of Dictator General Pervaiz Mussaraf, even after a decade of her death, case is still unsolved.

Benazir Bhutto (who was the daughter of Zulifqar Ali Bhutto, Pakistan’s first democratically elected Prime Minister, his political career was also brought to the pre-mature end when he was hanged by the military regime of General Zia-ul-Haq) was twice elected as Prime Minister and was the first female women who led the country.

Scotland Yard was involved in her assassination interrogation and investigation but in vain.

According to Senior Party Leader, Mr. Makhdom Amin Faheem (who recently died) said, “The lady Benazir was sitting in the car after her successful procession in Liaquat Bagh Rawalpindi, she waved through the sun-roof of the car when she was gun shot by a murderer named Bilal.

“He approached her convoy, shot her and blew himself up.”

Another witness Mrs Fahmina Raza (a close friend of Benazir) told that she opened the sun roof after a direction given by Baber Awan (a party member) and Rehman Malik (who was interior Minister during the reign of her husband).

“I stopped her, but she didn’t listen to me.”

She added, “Another party member Shireen (a senior party member and personal secretary of her husband) insisted her to go outside and wave.

“She died on the spot” tears rolled down from her cheek, “After her murder, instantly fire brigade come and washed the spot, which was very shocking for me.”

She narrated the whole incident, “In hospital, her sister-in-law put her dead body in coffin which was very small. She tied her legs with the belly.

“I was screaming, yelling and shouting, but nobody listened to me.”

Proclaimed by official reports, she was making a bid for the third term as Prime Minister.”

The party cursed and accused all the allegations to the current government. General Pervaiz said in his recent interview, “Honestly I laughed at it, why would I kill her.

“I don’t have facts available. But my assessment is very accurate I think. A lady who is known to be inclined towards the West is seen suspiciously by those elements.”

He added, “I told her that I would not be responsible for what would happen to you if you returned.”

Three days before her assassination, she ended her eight years self-imposed exile.

However, many Pakistanis regards those convictions as unfair, believing that the police would never have used the hoses without being told to do so by military. The nation wanted to resolve the case, and gave her justice by punishing criminals.













Reporter: Syeda Faiza Bukhari


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