Benazir murder case: TTP issued death threats, say witnesses

Two witnesses say they received threatening phone calls from a number in Afghanistan.

Obaid Abbasi March 03, 2013
Two witnesses say they received threatening phone calls from a number in Afghanistan.


Three prosecution witnesses in the Benazir Bhutto murder case claimed receiving death threats from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, forcing one of them to avoid recording his statement before the court on Saturday.

The other two witnesses, Inspectors Ejaz Shah and Ilyas, told the Anti-Terrorism Court that they received threatening phone calls from a number in Afghanistan, and the caller identified himself as the deputy chief of the TTP.

The caller warned them against appearing before the court or they would be killed, said Special Prosecutor FIA Chaudhary Zulfiqar.

The third witness, Ashfaq Ahmed, refused to show up in court, and has switched off his mobile phone since receiving the threat, Zulfiqar said.

Another prosecution witness representing a cellular company presented the records of two SIMs used by prime accused militants Rafaqat Hussain and Hasnain Gul.

After recording the statements, the court directed the police to provide them security and summoned the remaining witnesses on March 4.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 3rd, 2013.


Mulla kuta | 8 years ago | Reply

How ironic that zulifikar appeased the mullahs by declaring the ahmadis non Muslim and then the mullahs repaid him by murdering his daughter The moral of the story is that if you strike a deal with the devil (pakistani mullah) then it will come back to haunt you........this is exactly what will happen to our nation again as we all seem he'll bent on negotiations with the TTP We have forgotten that these animals murdered benizir, army jawaans , and countless civilians.........the paki mullah cannot be trusted

Aschraful Makhlooq | 8 years ago | Reply

Benazir Bhutto's murderers can never be arrested in PPP's regime because till now only lots of verbal statements are given and no any one is presented before the nation thru media within 5 years of PPP's regime.....

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