'We have no intention to show Benazir in bad light': Publisher

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New Delhi, Jun 11 (UNI) The publisher of a political biography of assassinated Pakistan leader Benazir Bhutto today clarified that there was no intention to show the deceased leader in bad light while maintaining that they stood by Mr Shyam Bhatia, the author of the book 'Goodbye Shahzadi'.

In a statement, Mr Pramod Kapur, the publisher of Roli Books said Mr Bhatia, the London based author had based his biography on his 35-year-old association with Benazir Bhutto and almost 100 hours of taped interviews.

The author had stood by his writing and Mr Kapur as the publisher stood by Mr Bhatia even after the objections raised by Pakistan People's Party. ''We feel sad if personal remarks have upset the Bhutto family and assure them our regret that it was not our intention to show her in bad light,'' he said.

Mr Bhatia had supplied the publisher evidence to support his writings but he, himself is the best person to articulate the contents.

Touching upon Mr Advani's regret for releasing the book, the publisher said the BJP leader had hesitated to launch the book after having instantly agreed in the first place. He has been a great supporter of our publishing endeavours and has launched many books in the past, Mr Kapur said.

After PPP's objections, Mr Advani too had regretted his release of the book without reading the contents. The Bhutto family had objections to the references in the book which claimed that Benazir had personally carried nuclear secrets in a compact disc to North Korea during one of her visits as Prime Minister.


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