UN likely to announce investigators for Bhutto murder probe

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Islamabad, Sep 29 (UNI) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is likely to announce in the next 48 hours the members of the fact finding commission to probe former Pakistani Premier Benazir Bhutto's assassination.

Bhutto was assassinated in a gun and bomb attack after an election rally in the garrison town of Rawalpindi on December 27 last year.

The Commission will dash to Islamabad immediately after its composition is finalised, sources said here.

President Asif Ali Zardari and Ban Ki Moon had agreed on the formation of an international autonomous commission to investigate Bhutto's death, during a meeting in New York on September 26.

Former President Pervez Musharraf had rejected Pakistan People's Party's demand for a UN probe in Bhutto's assassination and requested the Scotland Yard instead to investigate into the murder, which the previous government blamed on Al-Qaeda linked local Taliban Commander Baitullah Mehsud.

The Scotland Yard after a month-long inquiry, released its report in February, claiming that the former Prime Minister was killed by the impact of the bomb blast and not by a bullet injury.

It said the available evidence suggested that there was no gunshot injury and the only tenable cause for the rapidly fatal head injury was that it occurred as a result of the impact of bomb blast.


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