Taliban did not kill Benazir: Imran

Imran Khan says Benazir Bhutto was killed by people who were worried that she will come into power.


News Desk May 02, 2013
PTI chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: NNI/ FILE



Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has said that former two-time prime minister Benazir Bhutto was not assassinated by the Taliban.


“Benazir was clearly killed by the people worried that she was going to come into power,” he said in an interview with British daily Telegraph.

About recent reports suggesting that the PPP is open to offering Imran the prime minister’s slot in a coalition government, the PTI chief ruled out any such deal. “How can you bring change by joining the status quo?”

Imran also reiterated his stance against drone strikes in tribal regions, arguing that the CIA campaign only bolstered more people into joining the Taliban. “The way to do it [end militancy] is to take away their motivation, which is Jihad … If people are willing to die for a cause, it is very difficult to defeat them,” he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 2nd, 2013.

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Liz | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

For all you out there who think that IK is just another leader with a big mouth, I suggest you try to use your brain for once.. He is much better than the others fighting for the seat....

Tariq | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@Max:

BB simply misspoke during that interview. She meant to say "Omar Sheikh, the man who murdered Daniel Pearl". Listen to her entire sentence and the context is clear. Stop and think for a minute before giving in to the conspiracy theories.

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