I wish Musharraf had looked after Benazir as I can look after myself: Zardari

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London, July 6 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has once again blamed his predecessor Pervez Musharraf for death of his wife and former premier Benazir Bhutto, claiming that she died by a bullet not by the bomb that a Scotland Yard report identified as the cause.

"I wish Musharraf had looked after my wife as I can look after myself," The Telegraph quoted Zardari, as saying.

Zardari further said that impact of Benazir's assassination on Pakistan cannot be denied, and added that he saved the country on that day. "The people in the street were calling for blood and we went for a democratic offensive."

According to report, Zardari replaced Musharrif, his opponents have complained of his excessive thrust for control of government.

The army, Washington and the opposition leader, Nawaz Sharif, ended his destabilising attempt to seize power earlier this year in the pivotal province of the Punjab.

Since then, his government has been able to settle down and galvanise unprecedented public support for operations against the Taliban, the report added.

Zardari has occasionally been willing to take Washington to task for its interventions in Pakistan, and reiterated a call for the US to sell aerial drones to the Pakistan military in place of mounting cross-border attacks. \

"My position is that I have always asked for possession of the drone; I want the Pakistani flag on it," the report quoted him, as saying. (ANI)

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