HYDERABAD: Provincial parliamentary minister and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) President Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said there are several factors pointing to former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf's involvement in the assassination of former prime minister and PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto.
At a press conference in Hyderabad on Saturday, Khuhro said that Musharraf had given many statements and hints which showed that he did not want to allow Benazir to return to Pakistan.
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"Musharraf forced the country into a war on terrorism due to which thousands of people have been killed,” he said. He alleged that Musharraf was the murderer of the nation and killed democracy as well as the political system.
The reaction comes after Musharraf accused PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari of Benazir's murder. "Musharraf double crossed everyone and conducted an operation in the Lal Masjid but allowed a few to escape by wearing burqas," he said, while accusing the former president of perpetrating the Nishtar Park bombing on May 12, 2007, and the October 18, 2007 incident.
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He demanded that Musharraf be brought back to Pakistan with the help of Interpol to stand trial under Article 6 of the Constitution and in the Benazir murder case as well. “Musharraf had even given death threats to [Baloch leader] Akbar Bugti,” he alleged.
He also said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's public gathering on September 19 in Hyderabad was rejected by the citizens because of low participation.
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