Benazir Bhutto’s martyrdom, why justice could not be found even after 13 years?

Benazir Bhutto's martyrdom, why justice could not be found even after 13 years?
Benazir Bhutto's martyrdom, why justice could not be found even after 13 years?

Thirteen years have passed since the martyrdom of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman Prime Minister of the Muslim world and Pakistan, but neither the assassins of Benazir Bhutto have been caught nor justice has been served. Every year on December 27, Benazir’s death anniversary is celebrated in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh.

In talk shows for 13 years, intellectuals sometimes call Baitullah Mehsud the assassin of Benazir Bhutto, sometimes Pervez Musharraf and some intellectuals call foreign forces. PPP opponents call Asif Zardari the killer, some refer to Khalid Shahenshah who was assassinated in Karachi shortly after Benazir’s death and he was an eyewitness to Benazir’s assassination. Some anti-PPP Rehman Malik, he also held responsible for those who were interior ministers during the PPP era.

After all, who is the killer? No one could tell. They blame each other and December 27 passes. Benazir Bhutto was martyred on 27 December 2007, at the Liaquat Bagh Rally where not only Benazir Bhutto but also some participants were killed. After the PPP came to power, a Scotland Yard team came to Pakistan to investigate, inspected the scene, and left.

After that, the PPP government hired the services of the UN Commission of Inquiry. The investigation of the UN Commission of Inquiry could not yield any result. The UN also complained to the PPP government that it was not cooperating fully. Former President General Pervez Musharraf is one of the eight accused in the murder case of the former Prime Minister and his assets have also been frozen in Dubai. Imprisonment fines of Rs 10,10 lac were imposed.

Of the five acquitted accused, two accused Aitzaz Shah and Sher Zaman have gone home, one accused Rafaqat went missing with his release and has been missing for two and a half years, two accused Abdul Rashid and Hasnain Gul are still detained in Adiala Jail, Taliban, Afghan Among the prisoners sought by the Taliban during the Qatar talks between the government and the United States are two suspects in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case.

The Anti-Terrorism Court ruled in the case on 31 August 2017, after 9 years, 8 months, and 3 days of adjournment. From that day till now, the case has been awaiting a decision in the High Court for 3 years, 3 months, and 27 days. Neither the PPP nor Benazir Bhutto’s heirs The special terrorism court did not pursue this most important case.

Senior FIA prosecutor Zulfiqar Ali was also martyred for pursuing the case. Benazir Bhutto’s friend American journalist Mark Siegel recorded a statement from the UK in the online case, according to which Benazir said before her death. If anything happened to him, it was Pervez Elahi, Brigadier Ijaz Shah, who is now a minister in the PTI government, and Gen (retd) Hameed Gul, who died a few years ago, but the PPP formed an alliance with Pervez Elahi, whom Benazir was blaming for her death, and made him deputy prime minister.

Judgments on these appeals are expected in the first quarter of the new year. The Division Bench has also directed to appear prepared for the next date, after which the appeals in this most important murder case will go to the Supreme Court. Short story Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was targeted by terrorists in Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007. A suicide bomber killed 19 party workers and injured 55 others at a rally.

Punjab Police, UN, Scott Land Yard, FIA conducted 4 investigations, in this case, Punjab Police made 12 accused, 5 Aitzaz Shah, Sher Zaman, Rafaqat, Hasnain, Abdul Rashid were arrested, along with forces including Baitullah Mehsud. He was killed in the clashes, where Benazir Bhutto could not get justice, while the heirs of the workers, widows, and the injured are still waiting for justice.


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