Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court conducting the trial of five suspects charged with involvement in the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto on Saturday ordered police to conduct a formal investigation against two police officials responsible for her security.
Judge Rana Nisar Ahmed of the court directed police to include former Rawalpindi police chief Saud Aziz and former Superintendent of Police Khurram Shahzad in the investigation.
Both police officers will be questioned about their alleged failure to provide adequate security to Bhutto during an election rally held in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007, the day she was killed in a gun-and-bomb attack.
The two police officers, for whom the judge had recently issued non-bailable warrants, were present during proceedings held in Adiala Jail.
They submitted an application for confirmation of their bail. The judge scheduled the next hearing for December