Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday challenged the verdict of an anti-terrorism court in the assassination case of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, arguing that the two guilty policemen as well as the five men acquitted of all charges deserve capital punishment.
Benazir Bhutto (; , ; 21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007) was a Pakistan-born politician, with Pakistani and Kurdish-Iranian origin, who chaired the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), a centre-left and the largest political party in Pakistan.
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Pakistan Peoples Party leader Asif Ali Zardari, responding to allegations levelled by former President Pervez Musharraf of being complicit in Benazir Bhutto's assassination, said on Friday that the former general should return to Pakistan and face the courts if he is "brave".
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's daughters have slammed former President Pervez Musharraf for accusing their father and Pakistan Peoples Party leader Asif Ali Zardari of killing their mother and dubbed the ex-military chief as "murderer".
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Thursday accused Peoples Party of Pakistan leader Asif Ali Zardari of "having the most to gain from Benazir Bhutto's murder," in a video posted on his official Facebook page. The video came days after he was accused of being involved in the murder.
The Pakistan Peoples Party on Monday lodged three appeals against an Anti-Terror Court verdict that absolved five suspects of conspiring to assassinate the nation's first woman Prime Minister in 2007.
The two senior police officers who were sentenced to 17 years in prison for negligence and security lapses that led to the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007 have challenged the verdict at the Lahore High Court on Thursday.
Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf on Sunday denied any involvement in the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto but asserted that he will face trial in the case after he returns to the country
Following the verdict in the 2007 Benazir Bhutto assassination case, the former Prime Minister's children expressed their displeasure with the judgement on Twitter.
An anti-terrorism court here on Thursday declared former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf an absconder in the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Five others accused in the case were acquitted while two police officers were jailed for 17 years each.
An Anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi on Thursday declared former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf absconder in the assassination case of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto while acquitting all the five accused arrested in the case.
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December 28, 2016
ISLAMABAD, Dec. 27, 2016 - Supporters of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) attend a ceremony to mark the 9th death anniversary of former Pakistan's prime minister Benazir Bhutto in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, Dec. 27, 2016. Bhutto was assassinated on Dec. 27, 2007 following an electioneering rally at Liaqat Bagh Park in Rawalpindi. (Xinhua/Saadia Seher)
December 27, 2016
RAWALPINDI, Dec. 27, 2016 - A girl holds a portrait of Benazir Bhutto (top) during a ceremony to mark 9th death anniversary at the site where former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Dec. 27, 2016. Bhutto was assassinated on Dec. 27, 2007 following an election rally at Liaqat Bagh Park in Rawalpindi.
March 18, 2016
LAHORE, March 18, 2016 - Activists of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) attend a protest against the government's decision to allow Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf to leave the country, in eastern Pakistan's Lahore, March 18, 2016. The major opposition PPP criticized the government's decision to allow Musharraf to leave the country as he faces several cases including the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
December 28, 2015
LAHORE, Dec. 27, 2015 - Activists of the Pakistan Peoples Party light candles on the death anniversary of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in eastern Pakistan's Lahore on Dec. 27, 2015. Bhutto was assassinated on Dec. 27, 2007 following an election rally at Liaqat Bagh Park in Rawalpindi.
April 3, 2015
RAWALPINDI, April 3, 2015 - A Pakistani boy evacuated from Yemen holds Chinese and Pakistani national flags at Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, April 3, 2015. A group of 176 Pakistani nationals, who had been stranded in the war-torn Yemen and evacuated by a Chinese vessel, arrived in Islamabad on Friday, aviation authorities said.