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Saud, Khurram innocent in BB murder probe, says Punjab IGP

Saud, Khurram innocent in BB murder probe, says Punjab IGP

LAHORE – Punjab Inspector General of Police Tariq Saleem Dogar has said that the Punjab Police investigation teams and other agencies have found Saud Aziz and Khurram Shahzad innocent in their findings.
The IGP told a press conference on Wednesday that no doubt the postmortem report was concrete and tangible evidence, but Benazir’s Bhutto’s body was no ordinary body and police officers in Rawalpindi could do nothing without consultation of her family.
He, however, remarked

PPP believes Musharraf responsible for Benazir’s murder

LAHORE – Pakistan People’s Party Secretary General Senator Jahangir Badr said on Wednesday that it was fact former president Pervez Musharraf was responsible for the assassination of the former PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto.
“This is not an allegation but it had been proved in UN inquiry commission report,” he said, adding providing foolproof security to two-time former prime minister was responsibility of the then Musharraf administration. Earlier, Musharraf told a lie when he

Benazir, Bugti murder – Musharraf will not appear before commission

LONDON – Former president Pervez Musharraf has said that he is not responsible for the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and former Balochistan governor Akbar Bugti, and cleared his position that he will not appear before any inquiry commission in this regard.
In an interview with a private TV channel, the former president said that it was not his responsibility to provide security to the late Pakistan People’s Party chairperson. “I was head of the state, and

Benazir murder case – former police officers sent on judicial remand

RAWALPINDI – An Anti-Terrorist Court on Wednesday denied the Federal Investigation Agency’s request to extend the physical remand of former police chief of Rawalpindi Saud Aziz and former Superintendent Police Rawal Town Khurram Shahzad in the Benazir Bhutto murder case.
The former police officials, who were arrested for alleged negligence of duty over the 2007 assassination of former prime minister, were produced before the court on Wednesday. The FIA had requested the ATC to

PPP’s CEC keeps Benazir’s murder report under wraps

LAHORE – The Pakistan People’s Party central executive committee (CEC) on Sunday postponed bringing out the report on the investigation into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, deciding to take up the report at the CEC’s next meeting, Law Minister Babar Awan said.
He said the president would announce the date of the next CEC meeting after holding consultations with party leaders. PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will also be attending the next meeting, which will give a final

Estranged PPP activists demand probe into BB’s murder

LAHORE – A large number of activists from the rebel group of the PPP on Thursday took out a rally against the failure of Zardari’s government in solving the case of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination.
Activists, led by Sardar Hur Bokhari, Dr Zahid Akram and Nisar Safdar at the Regal Chowk, staged a sit-in before the Punjab Assembly. Holding banners, placards and party flags, the PPP workers condemned the way present government was treating the case and chanted slogans against the

FIA going to question ISI, MI officials over Benazir’s murder

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has decided to expand the scope of the inquiry into Benazir Bhutto’s murder by including officials of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB).
FIA Prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfikar said on Thursday that during the investigations, senior police officials had named some ISI, MI and IB officials. “We will also interrogate these officials,” he told reporters after court proceedings

Ex-police officials arrested in Benazir murder case

RAWALPINDI – Former Central Police Officer of Rawalpindi Saud Aziz and former Superintendent of Police Khurram Shahzad have been arrested from the courtroom after the court denied their bails in Benazir Bhutto murder case, a private TV channel reported on Wednesday.
Both the former police officials were present in the court. Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) No-III judge Rana Nisar Ahmed on December 19, 2010 had extended date of interim bail of former CPO and former SP allegedly

Crooked murder of a crook?

KARACHI – Risala Police Station turned into a scene of commotion on Saturday as charged relatives and friends of a 24-year-old alleged bandit, Imran Baloch, staged a demonstration outside the police station over his death inside a lock-up on Friday.
The heirs of the victim placed his coffin outside the Risala Police Station, and raised slogans against “police brutality.” Some enraged protestors also broke flowerpots placed inside the premises of the police station.

MINOR’s MURDER CASE – SHO arrested, IGP condoles with girl’s father

GUJRANWALA: After Punjab Police Inspector General Tariq Saleem Dogar ordered arrest of the suspended Garjakh Police Station SHO Mian Abdul Jabbar for releasing the culprit involved in molestation and killing of a three-year-old girl, the SHO has been arrested.
Dogar directed the RPO Tariq Masood Yasin to ensure the arrest of the accused that SHO let go after initial investigations. The SHO also showed negligence in tracing the girl. Dogar said, “Incident is alarming and

ATC to question CPO, SP in BB murder case

RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) hearing Benazir Bhutto murder case on Saturday decided to question former City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Saud Aziz and former Superintendent of Police (SP) Rawal Town Khurram Shahzad.
Judge Nisar Ahmad Khan of ATC No.3 announced the decision after the two senior police officers Aziz and Shahzad appeared before him in Adiala Jail where the trial is being held. Earlier, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had charged both the officers

Blind man accuses police of minting money in brother’s murder probe

LAHORE: Shafiqabad Investigation Police has taken bribe from a helpless family to draft the scene of murder of the family’s only bread winner, who was allegedly shot dead in public by his brother in law on September 26, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The family, which includes three blind brothers who are all hafiz-e-Quran, has been left stranded and unable to pursue the murder case of Sharifullah, 26, resident of Khokhar Town on Bund Road. The deceased was running a PCO shop to earn

Strike in Sindh against journalist’s murder

MIRPUKRHAS: Police on Monday registered an FIR against four brothers of Qaimkhani community for the murder of Mirpurkhas Press Club ex-president Sultan Mehmood Chandio while a complete shutter-down strike was observed in different parts of lower Sindh on the call of Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz.
The town police registered the murder case on the complaint of Sultan Mehmood Chandio’s cousin, Barkat Ali Chandio, against four brothers, Saleem Qaimkhani, Aleem Qaimkhani, Waseem Qaimkhani

Anne advised Zardari not to press for UN probe into BB murder

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari told US diplomats in May 2008 that the fall of Benazir Bhutto’s second government was financed by Osama bin Laden.
He also claimed she and her father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto were assassinated by religious extremists. Zardari, who was then only co-chairman of the PPP, leveled these charges while talking to US Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) on May 26, 2008.
The memo was sent by former US ambassador Anne

Iran says nuclear scientist’s murder warning from West

TEHRAN: Iranian atomic energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi said on Wednesday that the assassination of a top nuclear scientist was a warning from the West ahead of new talks on Tehran’s programme.
“These wicked people wanted to show their hideous side which demonstrates their carrot and stick policy in the run-up to the new nuclear talks,” state television’s website quoted Salehi as saying.
He was speaking at the funeral of Majid Shahriari, the scientist who was killed by

Township police yet to apprehend triple murder accused

LAHORE: Despite serious instructions of Lahore High Court (LHC), Township Police have been able to arrest those involved in the killing of three young men during a marriage ceremony on Oct 24, Pakistan Today learnt on Friday.
Investigation Police Township have only managed to arrest on of the nominated accused, whom was not a direct party to the incident. Eyewitnesses claim that on Oct 24, at the mehndi ceremony of Yousaf, Yousaf’s close friend Malik Azam Khokher, brother of

Will FIA question Elahi, Gul and Shah for Benazir’s murder?

ISLAMABAD: The intention and sincerity of the Pakistan People’s Party government to expand the investigation into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto will be clear only if all those she had named in her letter are also served a questionnaire similar to the one FIA sent to former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf.
Political circles have termed the government’s decision to expand the investigation by involving Musharraf a political gimmick to hoodwink the people and divert their