The UN Investigation Report
By Fatima Rizvi
The UN investigation into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto has done what it was mandated to do---report on the circumstances and facts of the attack that took her life. That there are no surprises is not a surprise. The report still serves a valuable purpose-it opens the directions that a national criminal investigation should take to fix responsibility. This could have been done without a UN report but that would have led to all kinds of accusations and doubts. Now with a UN stamp the process of bringing people to justice can be swift.
Murder of Banazir Bhutto is something that can expose more than just some Pakistani politicians, military officers and intelligence agencies members. The suspects can include top international leadership also involved directly or indirectly in the assassination of the ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan. It was her popularity and her agenda which scared the powers that be. They were threatened by her political popularity. She could have refused to help USA in their war against terror and she could have taken Gen Musharaf to the gallows. She could have brought the deposed Chief Justice of Pakistan back into power. In short Ms Bhutto had become too powerful to be trusted. She was in a position to lead the people of Pakistan in any direction she wanted. I believe that the UN report on her assassination is useless to say the least. It has not stated anything new or substantial. It has pleased those who could be the prime suspects.