Apprehending attack, Benazir didnt want party leaders to accompany her

January 21st, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Benazir Bhutto
Karachi, Jan 21 (ANI): Slain former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto did not want her party leaders to accompany her in her car in Karachi because she apprehended a suicide attack and did not want other party leaders to fall prey to it. PPP leader Nisar Ahmed Khuhro wrote this in an article published in a local paper in Karachi.

He wrote that before arriving in Karachi on October 18, Benazir had said that she did not want any party leader to accompany in her car, but no one agreed with her suggestion

“At a meeting held in Dubai before her arrival, Benazir had asked the party leaders not to accompany her in the same vehicle in Karachi because of a possible attack on her life,” the Daily Times quoted Khuhro as writing in the local paper.

Benazir had said that other party leaders should be saved in case of an attack on her, Khuhro wrote and added that none of the party leaders had agreed with the suggestion.

He further said that Benazir had then proposed that party leaders should be divided into different groups of five members to accompany her in the vehicle on rotation.

On this, Khuhro writes, all the participants fell silent. “She then said that those who accompanied her would then have to become unfortunate victims along with her.” Khuhro wrote in his article. (ANI)

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