ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party welcomed The UN Inquiry Commission's report, said former Senator Farhatullah Babar Spokesperson in a statement on Friday.
The Commission's finding that `the failures of the police and other officials to react effectively to Ms Bhutto's assassination were, in most cases, deliberate' points to a conspiracy that the PPP believed had been hatched to physically eliminate its Chairperson, he said.
Recalling significant comments from the report the spokesperson said that the Commission has found it `inexcusable' that federal authorities failed to issue a similarly directive to protect Ms Bhutto as it had done when it issued a directive on October 22 for the protection of ex-Prime Ministers Shaukat Aziz and Chaudhry Shujat Hussain.
"This is all the more troubling as she had been attacked in Karachi just three days prior to the October 22 directive, and intelligence agencies had specific, on-going and credible threats to her", the report has said.
Babar said that the report takes note of not immediately cordoning off the crime scene, washing the crime scene within one hour and forty minutes of the blast and the collection of only 23 pieces of evidence, in a case where one would normally have expected thousands, endorsing the suspicion voiced by the Party at the time.
Babar added that the report will be examined by legal experts of the Party to recommend to the Co-Chairman necessary steps to be taken in its light. Persons named in the report for negligence or complicity in the conspiracy will be investigated and cases also brought against them in the light of the legal opinion, he said.
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