Islamabad: One of the accused in the 2007
assassination of former Pakistani premier Benazir Bhutto has
come out with flying colours in secondary school certificate
examination, securing third position while writing the exam
from a Rawalpindi jail.
Abdul Rasheed Ahmed alias Abdul Rahim Tarbi, one of
the five accused in the case, secured 848 marks out of a total
of 1,050 in the test conducted by the Board of Intermediate
and Secondary Education of Rawalpindi, according to results
Ahmed is currently being held in Adiala Jail along
with four other accused.
He is a resident of a village at Batagram in
Ahmed was studying in a madrassa in Akora Khattak when
he was arrested with three others in connection with a
terrorist attack at Kamra in Punjab in January 2008.
Aitzaz Shah, another accused in the Bhutto
assassination case, too is studying in the third grade of
"The jail administration provided teachers and other
facilities to (Ahmed) after he expressed his willingness to
complete his studies," said Mohisn Raffique, Superintendent of
The jail administration will reward Ahmed for his
achievement, he said.
Bhutto was killed by a suicide bomber shortly after
addressing an election rally in Rawalpindi in December 2007.