LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said that the release of terrorists involved in the assassination of his mother, former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, is a national issue.
He stated this while speaking outside Services Hospital in Lahore where he had gone to inquire after the health of Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal.
“We had submitted a request when the five terrorists were acquitted,” Bilawal said. “Even DNA tests carried out at a laboratory abroad proved their involvement in the assassination, despite that bail was granted.”
On Tuesday, five suspects who were arrested in connection with the attack on Benazir on in 2007, were granted bail.
Bilawal said that Benazir’s murder was not his personal issue but the entire country’s as she was not just Pakistan’s first female prime minister but also an international leader, and the move will stigmatise the country’s image.
“We have been condemning such attacks since day one. All our opponents are humans first and then politicians, such attacks should not take place,” he said while condemning the attack on Iqbal. “We all should come together against politics of hatred, be it lawmakers in the treasury benches or in the opposition.”