Zardari criticises Musharraf for death ‘insult’ to Benazir

January 8th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Benazir Bhutto

Karachi, Jan 8 (ANI): Asif Ali Zardari, the husband of former premier Benazir Bhutto, has criticised President Musharraf for saying that the opposition leader was to blame for her assassination.
Zardari said Musharraf’s admission that a bullet may have killed her — not a blow to the head from the sunroof lever, as officials previously said — showed the authorities had “something to hide.”
Asked if he felt insulted by Musharraf’s comments, Zardari said: “It’s a total insult to democracy that he could not save the one person that could keep Pakistan together.”
Speaking from the Bhutto family ancestral home in Naudero, Zardari was also scathing about Musharraf’s admission to the CBS News that a bullet may have caused the fatal injury.
“They have changed stories four times… you change stories because you have something to hide,” The Australian quoted him, as saying.
Looking tired after travelling to see his son off to a new term at Oxford University, Zardari admitted he feared for Bilawal’s safety, but said he had to honour his wife’s last wishes.
A foreign news agency quoted Zardari as saying that Bilawal was coping well despite his mother’s death.
“Bilawal is definitely made out of better DNA than I am,” he added. (ANI)

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