Thursday, June 30, 2022

Bilawal deplores release of ‘terrorists’ allegedly involved in Benazir’s assassination


LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday expressed regret over release of the five alleged Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) men held in the former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s assassination case.

“Benazir’s murder is not just my personal issue. It is a national issue. It mattered to the entire country for she was the first female prime minister of Pakistan and an international leader too,” he said while talking to media outside Services Hospital after visiting interior minister Ahsan Iqbal who got injured in a gun attack in Narowal earlier this week.

The five suspects arrested in the Benazir Bhutto murder case were granted bail on Tuesday.

Bilawal said the PPP had submitted a request when the five terrorists were acquitted earlier. He said the bail was granted despite the fact that DNA tests carried out in a laboratory abroad proved their involvement in the murder.

He also said incidents such as the suspected assassination bid on Ahsan Iqbal should not happen.

Stressing for unity for zero tolerance against politics of hatred, he said, “Everyone, whether on the treasury benches or in the opposition, needs to unite to fight extremism and terrorism,” he said.

“That’s the only way we can combat extremism.”


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