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Dictatorship responsible for Bhutto’s killing: Bilawal

world Updated: Jun 22, 2009 15:54 IST

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the 20-year-old chairman of Pakistan’s ruling PPP, has said that extremists might have pulled the trigger in the attack that killed his mother and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto but the gun was loaded by dictatorship.

Bilawal was speaking at a function at Bradford in Britain that was organised to mark the 56th birth anniversary of his mother, who was assassinated on December 27, 2007.

In his first public appearance since the two press conferences that he addressed soon after Benazir’s death, one in Pakistan and the other in Britain, Bilawal said the extremists pulled the trigger but it was dictatorship that loaded the gun that killed his mother.

Bilawal said, much to the chagrin of Bhutto’s killers, his mother lives on in the hearts of every Pakistani who believes in a democratic Pakistan.

Vowing to expose Bhutto’s murderers, he said the UN probe now underway, “shall expose individuals who planned, financed and attempted to cover up the assassination”.

Bilawal, who is studying history in Oxford, said he would enter active politics only after finishing his studies. “Inshallah, one day, I too will return and help make her dream a reality. Here I must ask your patience. I know some of you are eager for me to enter politics,” Bilawal was quoted as saying by the Dawn newspaper.