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PPP demands int'l probe into Benazir murder

world Updated: Dec 31, 2007 04:50 IST
PPP demands int'l probe

Rejecting government's claim that Benazir Bhutto died due to an injury caused by the lever of her vehicle's sunroof, her Pakistan People's Party (PPP) on Sunday demanded an international probe into her assassination.

"This is a new story (that Bhutto died due to lever injury) they have made out," PPP co-chairman and Bhutto's husband Asif Ali Zardari told reporters in Larkana.

Zardari said he himself had examined the wound along with his sister who is a doctor. "We know (the nature of) the wound."

He claimed that the investigators had not examined the vehicle Bhutto had used during the rally.

"Had they examined the vehicle they would have found that there is rubber above (the vehicle)," Zardari said.

Some news channels have been broadcasting a film of the rally that clearly shows a person firing at Bhutto's vehicle, he said.

"It is all lie that she did not die of shrapnel," he said and demanded an international probe on the lines of the Hariri Commission set up by the United Nations to investigate the death of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

"We reject their (Pakistan government's) commissions, judges and police. We want an international investigation team to probe the killing of Benazir," Zardari said.

He said the PPP will write to the United Nations and the British Government demanding an international probe into the "martyrdom" of Bhutto.