Benazir assassin still unidentified: Cheema

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Islamabad, Jan 9 (UNI) Pakistan rejected certain media reports about identification of the assassin of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and denied any arrest made at Swabi district of North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

Answering queries of journalists yesterday in this regard Pakistan Interior Ministry spokesman Brig (Retd) Javed Iqbal Cheema termed such reports as ''baseless.'' ''This is totally false and we have not made any arrests in this matter and no culprit has so far been identified,'' the Interior Ministry Spokesperson was quoted as saying to Geo TV.

He further said that the investigation into the tragic event on December 27 outside Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi is progressing and the team from the Scotland Yard is assisting the probe, they are meeting doctors and other concerned officials for any additional help in the matter and are progressing with no hindrance.

Certain media reports yesterday quoting official Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) had claimed that Benazir's assassin has been identified and raids at Swabi district of NWFP.

Earlier, Brig (Retd) Javed Iqbal Cheema was under eye of storm when he had termed the assasination of Benazir Bhutto as an 'accident' forcing caretaker Pakistan Prime Minister Mohammadmian Soomro to tender an apology to the nation.

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