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April 6, 2020

Verdicts for the Bhutto’s assassination after 10 years

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on August 31, 2017 declared his verdicts for the Benazir Bhutto’s case and proclaimed the offender by a special anti-terrorism court which sentenced two senior police officers to be put behind the bars for 17 years. This decision is taken 10 years after the lady was assassinated.

Bhutto was a two time Prime Minister of Pakistan and had almost everyone in her support. She was shot with two bullets and then a suicide bomber bombed the Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh, on 27th December 2007. She was 54. It was believed that the opposition party did so. Her assassination created a widespread distress in the country and people even threw stones at the hospital where she passed away.  After the incident it was soon reported and trial went through many ups and downs until it concluded on August 30 in Rawalpindi.

The verdict in the court was given by Judge Asghar Khan where former Rawalpindi CPO Saud Aziz and former Rawal Town SP Khurram Shahzad – suspected out on bail- were also present.

After 10 years of trial and dates in courts Aziz and Shahzad were sentenced to 17 years of imprisonment and are ordered to pay a fine of rupees five lakhs of Pakistan’s currency. The five other accused have been acquitted and the former President Musharraf has been declared as a proclaimed offender and hence an order has been passed to seize his property



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