Z.A. Bhutto murder trail could be reopened: Gilani

April 7th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) Terming the hanging of late Pakistani leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto as a “judicial murder”, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani Tuesday said the government was consulting legal experts on whether his trial could be reopened.
“It is my duty to apprise the nation that the murder of Bhutto was a judicial murder and we are consulting the legal experts and will get back to you,” the official APP news agency quoted Gilani as saying.

He was speaking to reporters after inaugurating a 165 MW power generation unit in the Morgah suburb.

Gilani said the government would consider reopening the case of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) founder after studying the opinion expressed by legal experts.

The PPP leads the ruling federal coalition.

Bhutto, Pakistan’s first elected prime minister, was overthrown by then Pakistani Army chief Gen. Ziaul Haq and hanged April 4, 1979 after his controversial conspiracy-to-murder conviction.

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