PPP to seek 'stern' action against Musharraf
Backing the UN enquiry commission's report over former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has held former President General Pervez Musharraf responsible for the tragic incident.
Unfazed by the UN commission's inquiry report over Benazir Bhutto's assassination, which directly indicts him and his regime for the crime, former president Gen Pervez Musharraf has said he has one final bullet in his pistol, which he will use for his defence in the case.
Musharraf rejected the UN report, saying it contained no new information.
A meeting of PPP's core committee, which was chaired by President Asif Ali Zardari and was attended by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and several top party leaders, blamed Musharraf for not providing adequate security cover to Bhutto despite having information about the impending threat to her life.
"There is no doubt that Musharraf was responsible for Benazir's murder and would have to face legal proceedings," Presidential spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said.
Babar said the UN commission's report has endorsed the PPP's position that Musharraf wanted to "eliminate" Bhutto.
He said the PPP core committee has asked Gilani to take appropriate legal action following UN commission's report.
According to PPP insiders, the party has decided to take strong legal action against all government officials who failed to protect Bhutto.
The party has also decided to launch departmental action against officials responsible for making security arrangements in and around Liaqat Bagh on December 27, 2007, the day Bhutto was killed in a gun and bomb attack while she was returning after addressing a election rally.