Zardaris silence over naming known killers of Benazir mystifying: Pak Editorial

December 30th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Benazir Bhutto

Islamabad, Dec.30 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has claimed that he knew the killers of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto but has refused to disclose any detail saying he is waiting for the right time.
Who killed Benazir Bhutto? There seems to be no concrete answer even after a year.But President Zardaris claim of knowing the perpetrators of the suicide attack has certainly raised several more questions.
According to an editorial in The News, Zardaris claim of knowing about the killers of Benazir is mystifying as there is no possible reason of prolonging the suspense, given that every citizen of Pakistan wants to see the faces behind the assassination.
Patience among the people of Pakistan seems to be running thin, and the slogans raised at Naudero, where tens of thousands gathered to pay tribute to their leader recently, is a testimony to the fact that government has failed to bring the killers to justice, it said.
The PPP government has failed even to set up an inquiry team to investigate a murder that changed the political destiny of a nation, and has apparently taken no interest in the ongoing trail of five persons accused in the murder before a court, it added.
More than a year has elapsed but the government has failed to register a case regarding the blasts in Karachi during the welcome rally for Benazir, which was quite obviously a bid to kill her, it further adds.
The dilly-dallying attitude of PPP and other authorities in the issue has given rise to many more queries, which are asking to be answered. The government must take note of the prevailing sentiment of people and rising public discontent.
If the President can indeed name the killers, now is the time to do so when the government is in a position to bring them to justice and thus act to avenge a murder that shook nearly everyone in the country regardless of political affiliation, the editorial concludes. (ANI)

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