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Musharraf orchestrated Benazir Bhutto's assassination, reveals Pak Interior Ministry probe

February 19, 2012 - Islamabad

The probe into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, ordered by the Pakistan Interior Ministry, has revealed that former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf orchestrated the murder through two police officers and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Baitullah Mehsud, Waqt News TV channel has reported.

According to Waqt News, the report to be submitted before the Sindh Assembly, says that a cell had been established at Room No 96 of Haqqania Madrassa in the Akora Khattak village, to plan the execution and the students of the seminary were in contact with Baitullah.

However, the plot was originally finalised in Waziristan, while Baitullah executed the Al-Qaeda's orders on December 27, 2007 and assigned various groups the task to carry out suicide bombings with the assistance of Musharraf and the two police officers, The Nation quoted the Waqt News report, as saying.

It further said that Benazir did not enter into any deal with Musharraf, who tried to stop her flying back to the country.

The report also mentions that Musharraf did not offer any security to Benazir, which resulted in problems during her visits to Rahim Yar Khan, Larkana and Sukkur, while the jammer provided to her also went out of order.

The report further claimed that Nadir Khan alias Qari Ismail, a close associate of Baitullah, formed a cell at the Haqqani Madrassa, consisting Nasrullah alias Ahmed, Ibadur Rehman, Nauman, Usman alias Farooq and Husnain Gul alias Ali, who eventually met Baitullah in Waziristan. Later, Husnain introduced the bombers, Saeed alias Bilal and Ikramullah, to his cousin, Rifaqat Hussain, who provided accommodation to them in Rawalpindi, before they were transported to Liaquat Bagh.


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