Former interior minister and senior leader of Paki-stan Peoples Party (PPP), Senator A. Rehman Malik on Sunday launched book containing highly star-tling revelations about the assassination of former Prime Minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto on the eve of her 14th martyrdom anniversary.
Book “The Assassination of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto” comprises 28 chapters and carrying all the details of characters involved in the incident of Liaqat Bagh. The book is published in both Eng-lish and Urdu and is available to the public for free.
While paying rich tribute to Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and martyrs of Liaqat Bagh incident, Senator A. Rehman Malik said that false impres-sions are engineered that the PPP government dur-ing its five years tenure had been failed to investi-gate the case. He said that any such impressions are baseless and stand negated after this book as all those who were involved in the murder of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto were identified, arrested, trialed, and even convicted except those who were killed mysteriously and those who are absconders.
He said that details of the mysterious killing of planners, handlers, and facilitators along with their particular role in the crime and their profiles are mentioned in the book. He stressed that it remained a mystery in the minds of investigators as to how the only drone hit in Khyber Agency to kill Ibad ur Rehman alias Chattan who was the main handler of murder plan.
“Providing security to the former prime minister was the responsibility of the then government which they failed to do and I want to ask why strict secu-rity arrangements were not made and why security was not provided as per the Blue Book,” the former interior minister questioned. He asked as to why and at whose request the crime scene was washed away immediately after the martyrdom.
Rehman Malik said that the PPP government had transferred the case from Punjab Police to FIA and a high-powered JIT of senior officers from FIA and police was formed for further investigation of the case. He said that despite all the difficulties and covert forces who tried to disrupt the investigation, the brave police and FIA officers managed to gather evidence, arrest the accused and bring them to jus-tice. “