Benazir Bhutto assassination: Malik promises to make revelations in his book

Published: December 4, 2012

Says Afghanistan will held be responsible for cross-border raids by Taliban. PHOTO: EXPRESS

CHITRAL: 

Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that he would reveal the names of the murderers of Benazir Bhutto and other little-known details of her assassination in his upcoming book.

PPP chairperson and former two-time premier Benazir Bhutto was killed in a gun and bomb attack outside Rawalpindi’s Liaqat Bagh in 2007. Then chief of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Baitullah Mehsud was blamed for the assassination.

Addressing a gathering of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) workers in Chitral on Monday, Malik also announced several development projects for the district, including establishment of a passport office and a university to be named after Benazir.

He added that the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) will launch its mobile services in the district.

The minister

About the volatile security situation along the porous Pak-Afghan border, the minister said Kabul would be held responsible for cross-border attacks by Taliban militants led by Mullah Fazlullah on Pakistani villages and security posts.

Mullah Fazlullah, aka Mullah Radio, and his fighters have taken shelter in northeastern Afghanistan after they were routed in a massive military operation in Swat district in 2009. Since then, they have mounted frequent cross-border attacks on Pakistani security forces and civilians in Malakand, Chitral and Bajaur and Mohmand agencies.

Malik said that Pakistan would respond “accordingly” to any aggression in the future. “I will fight militants till my last breath,” he added.

The interior minister also announced a slew of measures to strengthen security in Chital, which included increasing the number of border guards from 400 to 1,500 and the number of Chitral Scouts platoons to 20 from the current seven.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 4th, 2012. 

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Reader Comments (23)

  • Dec 4, 2012 - 10:15AM

    not in court but in a book .. nice !!

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  • Ali
    Dec 4, 2012 - 10:16AM

    The day his book comes out, all other reading material will be banned.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Dec 4, 2012 - 10:16AM

    Rehman Malik could not arrest the killers of BB during his tenure and could not reveal the facts which killed BB, what he is going to reveal in his book?

    Probably after being out of the government, he wants to make income from the royality from his book.

    In any case, I am NOT going to buy his book to read.

    Nonsence.

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  • RizwanTKhan
    Dec 4, 2012 - 10:49AM

    The Interior Minister does not want to reveal when in power but when in opposition. Wah g wah!

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  • Renegade
    Dec 4, 2012 - 10:54AM

    Cant arrests the killers, yeah but can name them.

    Height of Incompetency ! ! !

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  • Hammad
    Dec 4, 2012 - 11:20AM

    Awesome! PPP won the elections for this promise. Now he will write it in his book

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  • Dr. Dooli
    Dec 4, 2012 - 11:39AM

    Will it be a book of confessions? I am sure that before this book is published, copyright laws will be strictly enforced.

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  • Haris Farooq Wattoo
    Dec 4, 2012 - 12:38PM

    Please stop gaining Political Milage on the killing of BB and bring the killers to justice or accept your failure.Recommend

  • PTI Mardan
    Dec 4, 2012 - 1:10PM

    What have u been waiting for all these years?Recommend

  • khalid
    Dec 4, 2012 - 1:24PM

    I hope he will give the reasons for leavig BB alone and driving away in another vehicle, he was her chief of security if my memory is correct. He fits in the description of a Court Jester or Bufoon

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  • vasan
    Dec 4, 2012 - 4:34PM

    ” the minister said Kabul would be held responsible for cross-border attacks by Taliban militants led by Mullah Fazlullah on Pakistani villages and security posts.”
    That is precisely why Pakistan is responsible for Mumbai mayhem. Now accept the guilt and investigate.Dont blame it on “Nonstate actors”

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  • up for a change
    Dec 4, 2012 - 4:48PM

    utter drivel!!!

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  • up for a change
    Dec 4, 2012 - 4:55PM

    i won’t be surprised if some people took him seriously. because sooner or later we will find PPP trolls & media spokesperson endorsing his statement trying to bring back this issue from dead to gain some political mileage.

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  • ishrat salim
    Dec 4, 2012 - 6:11PM

    Till now no FIR registered in Karsaz bombing nor enquiry report of BB death made public, so what this guy going to do now.?…only playing politics on BB mysterious death….

    This episode of BB death will be same like OBL death for the sake of election….

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  • abcde
    Dec 4, 2012 - 6:47PM

    in a book? what of the UN BB commission? what about the JIT report that hasn’t been allowed to see the light of day? This man should be arrested for obstruction of justice.

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  • A. Khan
    Dec 4, 2012 - 7:07PM

    Another gem from the resident buffoon.

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  • Polpot
    Dec 4, 2012 - 7:58PM

    The Book will repeat the PPP Slogan: Bibi Zinda Hai
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    The murder is a rumour, a conspiracy!

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  • Polpot
    Dec 4, 2012 - 7:59PM

    Why is the Honble Minister dressed as Darth Vader in the picture accompanying the article?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Star Wars?

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  • Kamran Naqvi
    Dec 4, 2012 - 8:27PM

    Who is the ghost writer??

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  • Its (still) Econonmy Stupid
    Dec 4, 2012 - 9:00PM

    Now he can not say that Buck stops here. So that taxpayers money on UN investigation and scotland Inspector all was waste of money as he witheld that information from them for profit. Joe average akistani tax payer was foot the bill for UN investigation plus the local commission and now is expected to fork out more money to read his book.Question Is there a conflict of interest in promoting a book while in office?

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  • Its (still) Econonmy Stupid
    Dec 4, 2012 - 9:04PM

    Book is nothing but an attempt to clear his name. He was supposed to be incharge of her security. After her death he was made incharge of security of Pakistan.

    Is he going to talk about BB’s BB(Blackberry) that he removed.

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  • Anonymous
    Dec 4, 2012 - 11:54PM

    So BB’s murder is now being used to sell a book. nice

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  • Hanifa
    Dec 29, 2012 - 7:46PM

    This man cannot read and write proper English. How on earth can he write an entire book?!! Also, why not reveal the names of the culprits to the security agencies or the justice authorities so that they can go after the perpetrators? Why wait so long and reveal it in a book? Something is not right here.

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