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Benazir’s daughters lash out at Musharraf for accusing Zardari of BB, Murtaza murder

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Bakhtawar (left), Musharraf and Aseefa. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Hours after ex-military ruler Musharraf accusing Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari of being directly involved in the assassination of Benazir and Murtaza Bhutto, Bakhtawar and Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari blasted the former president and dubbed him “murderer”.

“Disgusted & appalled by media houses that are giving attention to this murderer [Musharraf], who ran away [to Abu Dhabi],” Aseefa tweeted.

 

Bakhtawar, the eldest daughter of the slain premier, said Musharraf should quit TV talk shows and face courts.

 

Musharraf said in a video message released on Thursday: “The one responsible for all miseries of the Bhutto family as well as the assassination of Benazir and Murtaza Bhutto, is none other but [Asif Ali] Zardari.”

He added that Zardari did nothing to investigate the murder of Murtaza Bhutto as he enjoyed his stay in the presidency for five years.

Musharraf’s statement came days after he was accused of being involved in former prime minister Benazir’s murder.

On August 31, the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Rawalpindi acquitted five alleged operatives of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for want of evidence over assassination of Benazir in a gun and suicide attack in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007.

On Monday, counsel Sardar Latif Khosa filed three separate petitions in the Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court, challenging the verdict on behalf of Zardari. The first petition says Musharraf masterminded the conspiracy to kill Benazir.

Murtaza Bhutto was shot dead in 1996 on his way home in Karachi. Benazir was prime minister at the time and this event brought down her government shortly after. In 2008, Zardari was acquitted of the charges of ordering the murder.

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