Musharraf may be quizzed
Amidst the rising demand for former President General Pervez Musharraf's prosecution following the UN enquiry commission's report over former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination, Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar has said that the 'autocratic' ruler may quizzed in the case.
Babar said the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has asked Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to direct concerned authorities to take immediate step in this regard.
"The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has already asked Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani to take action against all those involved including Musharraf," The Daily Times quoted Babar, as saying.
Meanwhile, former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has said he could not be held responsible for Benazir Bhutto's assassination as he was neither the head of the government nor the army chief at the time of the Dec 27, 2007 incident.
Musharraf was of the view that those who headed the government at the time should be questioned about the security lapses that led to the former prime minister's killing, The News said Wednesday in a despatch from Washington, quoting a close aide of the former president.
Shaukat Aziz was the prime minister at the time but Musharraf was all-powerful, enjoying sweeping powers that have only now been taken away from the presidency and transferred back to the prime minister's office.
A UN commission has blamed Pakistani authorities for their failure to protect Bhutto, saying security arrangements were 'fatally insufficient and ineffective' and subsequent investigations into her death involved a whitewash.