Pak objects to UN's Benazir assassination report

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Islamabad, June 23 (ANI): Pakistan has raised objections over the United Nations' report on former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination, saying the extension in the commission's tenure was 'unjustified'.

According to sources, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has written a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stating Islamabad's reservations over the report, which was released in April this year.

In his letter, Qureshi has also alleged that the UN commission did not consult the foreign leaders that Pakistan wanted it to meet, The Dawn reports.

It may be noted that the UN enquiry commission's report has blamed the then Musharraf government of 'deliberately' failing to probe the December 2007 suicide attack on Bhutto, saying the tragedy could have been averted if adequate security arrangements would have been made.

"The Musharraf government failed to provide foolproof security to Ms. Bhutto which ultimately allowed a lethal assault on her. The security breach left wide-open room for an attack to happen," the report said in its opening remarks. (ANI)

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