A former Pakistan police officer has claimed in an interview with Geo Information that he was pressured by the then inside minister Rehman Malik to implicate former President Pervez Musharraf within the Benazir Bhutto assassination case. Benazir Bhutto was Pakistan’s first girl prime minister.
When requested why he didn’t signal the report of the Joint Investigation Staff (JIT) shaped to probe the Bhutto assassination case, former police officer Rao Anwar instructed Geo Information that Malik wished Musharraf named as an accused within the case with out recording the previous president’s assertion or interrogating him.
Anwar stated he requested Rehman Malik for proof, however the former minister didn’t have any. “I didn’t signal (the JIT report) as Malik pressured me to accuse Musharraf,” Anwar stated.
Anwar, who’s accused of being concerned in about 400 pretend encounter circumstances and is presently out on bail, additionally stated that he was prepared to provide the assertion below oath.
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Bhutto was murdered on December 27, 2007 in a suicide bombing carried out by the Pakistani Taliban in Rawalpindi throughout an election rally.
Elevating doubts about Malik’s position within the case, the previous police officer stated the ex-interior minister ought to have been probed as the pinnacle of Benazir Bhutto’s safety, however was by no means interrogated. Malik not too long ago died of Covid-19 problems.
Ikram Mehsud had been named as the principle suspect within the Bhutto assassination case. Baitullah Mehsud was named because the mastermind of the assault. Anwar stated that one other terrorist group led by Tayyub Mehsud was concerned within the October 18, 2007, assault on Bhutto’s motorcade in Karachi that left 180 folks useless.
“They (Bhutto’s Pakistan Individuals’s Social gathering) may have arrested each Ikram and Tayyub and solved each circumstances,” Anwar instructed Geo Information. Nevertheless, the Pakistan Peoples Social gathering authorities in 2008 didn’t present seriousness within the circumstances, he additional stated.
Anwar stated he was making the revelations now as he wished to deliver some “details on file” after listening to in regards to the deteriorating well being of Musharraf.
Musharraf is admitted to a hospital within the UAE and is in a important situation with no risk of restoration. Final week, Musharaf’s household refuted reviews that he was on ventilator assist and stated he was going by a troublesome stage of restoration as his organs had been malfunctioning.
“He’s not on the ventilator. Has been hospitalized for the final 3 weeks attributable to a complication of his ailment (Amyloidosis). Going by a troublesome stage the place restoration is just not attainable and organs are malfunctioning. Pray for ease in his each day residing,” his household stated in a Twitter put up.
(With inputs from IANS)