Pak government contemplating action against Musharraf's kin in Benazir murder case

Last Updated: Tue, Apr 20, 2010 06:00 hrs

Following the UN commission's enquiry report over former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination, the Pakistan government is contemplating action against some of former President General Pervez Musharraf's close relatives, who have been indicted in the report.

According to sources, the Presidency is in consultations with various authorities to initiate action against Major General Nadeem Ijaz and Major General (retired) Nusrat Naeem.

Both officials are close relatives of Musharraf's spouse, The Daily Times reports.

Sources said that there is a possibility that Ijaz, who is currently posted as the Gujranwala log area commander, would be asked to take retirement.

It may be noted that he was the Military Intelligence (MI) chief when Bhutto was assassinated.

The UN fact finding commission had blamed Ijaz of directing officials to wash-off the blood stains at the incident site at Rawalpindi's Liaquat Bagh, where Bhutto was killed in a gun and bomb attack on December 27, 2007.

The report also indicts the then Rawalpindi City Police Officer (CPO), Saud Aziz, for acting on orders of Ijaz.

Aziz has especially been blamed for washing of the crime scene and hindering the autopsy. (ANI)

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