KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari referred to the Benazir Bhutto murder case decision, which was announced by an Anti-Terrorism Court on Thursday, as disappointing and unacceptable.
In a tweet message a couple of hours after the decision was announced, Bilawal Bhutto condemned the release of the alleged terrorists by the court.
“PPP will explore legal options,” he tweeted.
SMBB case decision is disappointing & unacceptable. Realse of terrorists not only unjust but also dangerous. PPP will explore legal options.
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) August 31, 2017
The court declared former president and military dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf proclaimed offender in the case.
ATC has also ordered the authorities to seize all of Musharraf’s assets.
ATC has also handed a 17-year imprisonment sentence to ex-deputy inspector general (DIG) Saud Aziz and ex-superintendent of police (SP) Khurram Shahzad.
According to FIA officials Saud Aziz was a facilitator of the crime as he did not provide security to Benazir Bhutto.
Saud Aziz’s lawyer contended in the court that conducting postmortem of Benazir was not the responsibility of former CPO Saud Aziz, adding Zardari had not allowed him to carry out postmortem of BB.
Five suspects, allegedly affiliated with Taliban, namely Rafaqat, Hasnain, Rasheed Ahmed, Sher Zaman and Aitzaz Shah were set free due to lack of evidence.
PPP chairperson and former PM Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a suicide attack on December 27, 2007 after addressing a public meeting at Liaquat Bagh Rawalpindi.
Story first published: 31st August 2017