UN denies receiving Pak govt's request to delay Benazir murder report publication

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Islamabad, Apr.7 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) has rejected reports in the Pakistani media that the government has sought a further delay in the publication of the investigation report of the UN commission probing the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination.

"We have received no new request," UN spokesperson Marie Okabe said, adding that the report would be released next week.

The Pakistani media had flashed reports that the government has requested the UN to further delay the publication of the report until June or even beyond, The Daily Times reports.

It may be noted that the report was due to be published last month, but the UN delayed the process following President Asif Ali Zardari's request.

The three-member UN commission, headed by Chilean Ambassador Heraldo Munoz, was set up following a request by the Pakistani government to probe the December 2007 attack on Bhutto, and began its work in July 2009. (ANI)

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