UN probe into Benazirs murder against Paks sovereignty, says petition

July 25th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore , July 25 (ANI): A political leader in Pakistan , said to be belonging to a nationalist party, is learnt to have moved the countrys Supreme Court against the federal governments move to go for UN probe and spending nearly Rs 700 crore rupees on the same.

The petitioner, Watan Partys Punjab president Hashim Shaukat Khan, contended that if the probe was conducted by the UN, people will lose confidence in the countrys investigating and legal institutions.

President of Pakistan , federal government and the federal Law Ministry have been made respondents in the petition.

Khans counsel Zafarullah said in the petition the appointment of a UN commission or any such request was unconstitutional, and deemed a UN investigation into Benazirs killing against the sovereignty of Pakistan and violation of fundamental rights.

He also said that the UN Security Counsel (UNSC) could summon anyone for investigation and access Pakistan s nuclear system if a UN commission was formed to investigate Benazirs assassination.

Pakistan as a nation should not place its fate in the hands of the UN Secretary General who cannot go beyond his charter rules, unless wished by Washington under the Article 98 of the UN charter, Zafarullah said in the petition. (ANI)

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