Pak SC seeks reports on Benazir`s assassination

The apex court was hearing a petition filed by Mohammad Aslam Chaudhry.

Islamabad: Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry
on Monday indicated that Pakistan`s Supreme Court would constitute
a larger bench to hear a petition seeking initiation of
criminal proceedings and registration of second FIR in
connection with former premier Benazir Bhutto`s assassination.

A three-member bench headed by Chaudhry directed
Attorney General Anwar-ul-Haq to submit within 15 days
documents with recommendations made by the UN Commission and
the Scotland Yard team that probed Bhutto`s assassination.

During the proceedings, the Chief Justice observed
that Bhutto was an important leader who was killed in broad
daylight but no one was taking interest in her case.

The apex court was hearing a petition filed by
Mohammad Aslam Chaudhry, who had served as Bhutto`s protocol
officer for about 21 years.

He questioned the Lahore High Court`s rejection of
his petition for registering a second FIR regarding the 2007

He said the Lahore High Court had neglected several
vital queries while dismissing his petition, including the
deliberate hosing down of the crime scene to destroy important
evidences and burial of 21 bodies without autopsy.

Aslam Chaudhry said he was an eyewitness to the
assassination and had mentioned the names of the accused and
the roles played by them.

He had sought proceedings against former President
Pervez Musharraf and others for allegedly "preparing and
executing the plan to assassinate" Bhutto.


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