Zardari wants four international personalities to be quizzed over Benazir's assassination

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Islamabad, Apr.1 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's sudden move to ask the UN to delay its enquiry report over former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination has raised several questions, but sources have revealed that Zardari had asked the UN officials to enquire how some of the international personalities were so sure about the threat to Benazir's life upon her return.

According to the sources, Zardari has named former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief Muqran bin Abdul Aziz and the intelligence chief of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as those who had warned about Benazir's murder in advance.

They said that Zardari has asked the UN inquiry commission to meet these four persons before submitting its final report on the December 2007 gun and bomb attack, which killed Benazir.

Sources said Zardari believes that information to be shared by these four personalities might help the inquiry commission to identify the real killers.

When enquired about the issue, presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar admitted that Islamabad had asked the three friendly countries to share their information regarding the murder case with the UN.

Babar, however, denied naming the three 'friendly' countries.

"We want comments of three friendly foreign governments which had warned Benazir Bhutto of plots to assassinate her around time of her return included in the UN report. One foreign country government has shared its perspective with the UN commission. We hope the other two governments will also share their perspective," The News quoted Babar, as saying. (ANI)

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