Dubai (December 28, 2017): Former president Pervez Musharraf denied on Wednesday any involvement in the assassination of Pakistan People’s Party leader Benazir Bhutto adding that Rehman Malik should be inquired for stopping the cavalcade carrying the ex-premier.
Musharraf said, “I am not the murderer; ask Rehman Malik why he stopped the cavalcade carrying Benazir Bhutto.”
The former president also raised questions about the slain premier’s mobile phone and post-mortem, which could have led to some clues about the high-profile assassination.
“Where is Benazir’s [mobile] phone? Why was not post-mortem carried out?” he asked.
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Musharraf went on to claim that the PPP leadership is afraid of him. “It only adds to my popularity when speeches are delivered against me at the rallies.”
Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a gun and bomb attack in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007, as she returned after addressing a mammoth rally at Liaquat Bagh.
Earlier, In an interview earlier to BBC, Bilawal held former military dictator Pervez Musharraf personally responsible for the murder of his mother Benazir Bhutto.
“Musharraf exploited this entire situation to assassinate my mother,” he said. “He purposely sabotaged her security so that she would be assassinated and taken off the scene.”
Bilawal said that he doesn’t hold the man who fired the bullet at his late mother responsible for her murder on the evening of December 27 at Liaquatbagh ground in Rawalpindi. The PPP chairman said that Musharraf directly threatened late Benazir and told that her security was based on the state of relationship with him.
He added that on the day of her assassination, the security cordon was taken off from her by the former military ruler.
When asked by the interviewer that a segment considers his father, former president Asif Ali Zardari, responsible for Benazir’s murder, he reportedly said that this assumption is like calling an innocent an oppressor.