Islamabad: Former President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, who was one among the list of absconders in Benazir Bhutto’s murder case, accused Pakistan leader Asif Ali Zardari of “having the most to gain from Benazir Bhutto’s murder”.
Musharraf posted a video on his official Facebook page, it comes days after he was accused of being involved in the murder. “Asif Ali Zardari is responsible for the Bhutto family’s demise and is involved in the deaths of Benazir and Murtaza Bhutto,” he said addressing the Bhutto family and the people of Sindh, reported by Hindustan Times.
Musharraf went on to say: “Every time there is a murder, the first thing that needs to be seen is who has the most to gain from the death. In this case, I had everything to lose as I was in power and the murder put my government in a difficult situation.”
“There was just one person that had everything to gain from Benazir’s assassination and that was Asif Ali Zardari,” the former military chief added.
He said that when Zardari was in power for five years, why did he not look into the case, why was the investigation not active – because he was involved in Benazir’s murder.
As per to his analysis, “the evidence is clear that Baitullah Mehsud and his people were involved in the murder, but who had asked them to target Benazir Bhutto – it could not have been me, the group hated me and the feeling was mutual. It is a known fact that I wanted Mehsud dead and so did the government of Pakistan after his group had attempted to kill me, Musharraf added.
Benazir was killed in a suicide attack during a rally in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007. On August 31, an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi declared Musharraf a fugitive for his involvement in her murder but acquitted five alleged persons from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for want of evidence.