Musharraf rejects involvement in Bhutto's assassination

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London, July 21 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has rebuffed aspersions regarding his involvement in former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination.

Addressing a seminar at the Committee House of the British Parliament here, Musharraf rejected allegations that he did not provide a fool-proof security to the former premier.

He said all such allegations were 'unsubstantiated'.

Musharraf said asking a UN Commission to probe the assassination proves that the government has no faith in the state's investigation agencies.

The world body will have the same finding, as was unfolded by Scotland Yard in their probe," he said.

Commenting on the 'war on terror' in Afghanistan, Musharraf said the fight against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban was in Pakistan's own interest.

He highlighted the need of having a long-term strategy to fight back extremism.

Musharraf said extremism existed in India as well, and the prime reason behind it was unemployment among Muslims in the country.

"Extremism is flourishing in India as well, which has its basis in violation of human rights and unemployment among Muslims," The News quoted Musharraf, as saying. (ANI)

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