Allegations: Malik refused to probe Oct 18 incident says Mirza

Former minister says street lights in Karachi were deliberately shut off on the night of the attack on Benazir Bhutto.

Express October 17, 2011

KARACHI: Former Sindh home minister Zulfiqar Mirza said on Monday that he had wanted to investigate the October 18 attack but federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik had “misguided” President Asif Zardari and stopped him.

Talking to the media at his house, Mirza said that when he insisted Malik had said, “The October 18 investigation will create problems for us. Let us investigate December 27 before jumping into the October 18 incidents, otherwise we would not be able to expose the real culprits involved in BB’s assassination.”

He said that some people allegedly involved in switching off the lights on Sharae Faisal were arrested but later released.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 18th, 2011.

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Pasha | 9 years ago | Reply

Only time will tell if Zardari's decision to pick Rahman Malik over his dear old friend Mirza was a good decision or bad, apparently Mirza has more political influence in Sindh and carries more weight, Zardari might have underestimated Mirza and he would have to pay the price by first bowing down to LB legislation! At end of the day Mirza is more valuable then a technocrat like Malik who has no roots in public and would vanish like Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz!

Ikramuddin Akbar | 9 years ago | Reply

Why he doesn't take oath now ? It seems no one is more pious than him in Pakistan .Isn't here anyone in Pakistan politics who is admirable to him, except himself. Mirza is infected with misanthropy.

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