UN rules out reopening Benazir assassination inquiry report despite Pak's objection

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New York, July 9 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) has ruled out reopening of the inquiry report over former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination following Islamabad's objection.

Talking to journalists here, Farhan Haq, associate spokesman for the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said that the agency would soon reply to Pakistan's objections over the commission's report.

"We're working on the reply," Haq said, adding that the report will be given a shape of a legal document.

He said Ki-Moon had full confidence in the commission, and that he would soon respond to Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi's letter in which he had raised objections over the probe concerning Bhutto's murder.

Qureshi's letter states that the UN commission's observations about the Pakistan Army and the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) were not based on evidence.

"Comments and observations about the Pakistan Army, the Inter-Services Intelligence or the so-called establishment, are only the opinions of the members of the commission. They do not represent authenticated determinations based on any fact or evidence," Qureshi wrote in his letter, which has been made public by the UN.

Qureshi stated that the report has a serious flaw because the commission has failed to approach third party states or to provide some reliable information to unearth, if any, international linkages perpetrating, planning, financing or abetting Bhutto's assassination. (ANI)

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