Rawalpindi (August 31, 2017): An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) is expected to announce the judgment of the Benazir Bhutto murder case which it had reserved yesterday today.
The prosecutor of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Chaudhary Azhar, former CCPO Saud Aziz and former SP Khurram Shahzad had appeared before the court yesterday.
Prior to the court reserved the counsel of the last suspect Aitzaz Shah Naseer Tanoli had called FIA’s investigations of the case full of errors including contradicting date of arrest of his client rebutting which Azhar attributed it to police.
Talking to media after the court reserved the verdict Azhar talked of strong and irrefutable proofs and evidences against each of the accused person. He also said that former CCPO Saud Aziz played the role of a facilitator by refusing to provide security to Benazir Bhutto.
Informing that there were 121 witnesses of the case Azhar said that statements of only 68 of them have been recorded by the court. Everyone except driver Abdur Rahman was investigated, he said adding that back-up vehicle of Benazir Bhutto’s convoy carried Babar Awan and others the vehicle was under Farhatullah Babar’s control.
Referring to former president Pervez Musharraf Ahar said that federal government manages its own affairs. How Musharraf left for overseas I do not know but he was given exemption from court appearances because he had threats from Al Qaeda but his counsel have been appearing in the court, he added.
It may be mentioned here that Benazir Bhutto was martyred in a suicide attack while leaving the public rally that she had addressed at Liaquat Bagh Rawalpindi on the evening of December 27, 2007.
The then president Pervez Musharraf is accused of failing to provide full security to Benazir Bhutto. He has also been declared proclaimed offender by the court.