Benazir Bhutto’s assassins arrested: Malik (Lead)

March 25th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Benazir Bhutto Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik Friday said the suspects in the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto have been arrested. Bhutto was murdered during an election rally in December 2007 in Pakistan’s northern city of Rawalpindi.

Malik, after inaugurating a passport office in the Gujar Khan tehsil of Rawalpindi, said the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will decide if the probe report will be made public.

The government had promised the nation to arrest the culprits behind the murder of the former prime minister, Dawn quoted Malik as saying to reporters.

The minister said the government had all the information about the place from where the killers had come, the car they used and the place they stayed.

Bhutto was assassinated Dec 27, 2007 after addressing an election rally in Rawalpindi. A teenaged shooter was seen aiming for her head in the CCTV footage before a powerful suicide blast killed at least 24 people at the rally.

A probe conducted last year by the country’s Federal Investigation Agency concluded that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was responsible for the murder of Bhutto.

Doctors had said that “her head banged against the lever of the sunroof, which caused her death”.

–Indo-Asian News service

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