Islamabad, Feb.5 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) has announced that it would set up a commission to probe the killing of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
UN's Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said that an independent three-member committee would be established to investigate Bhutto's assassination, on December 27, 2007.
"I intend to establish an independent commission of inquiry to be headed by a distinguished person who will be appointed very shortly," The Daily Times quoted Ban Ki-Moon, as saying here.
Pakistan Presidency spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said that an outline for the commission is being prepared.
He said that Pakistan would provide the seed money for the probe, and the rest of the finance would be provided by other countries.
Babar also said that people of Pakistan have very high hopes from the UN to bring the murderers of Benazir Bhutto to light and prosecute them under the law.
"The people of Pakistan hope that this commission will determine the facts and circumstances of assassination of the former Prime Minister, and that the findings of the commission will lead to eventually exposing the financers, perpetrators, organisers, sponsors and conspirators of the terrorist act and bring them to justice," he said. (ANI)