Bilawal condemns posting of convicted cops in Benazir Assassination case

Naimat Khan

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that promotion and posting to Police officers convicted in Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto assassination case by trial court was an “ugly message” from Sharif brothers’ government to the people of Pakistan, especially the followers of Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto.

It may be recalled that SP Khurram Shahzad has been posted as SSP Special Branch Rawalpindi this week and DIG Saud Aziz was promoted post retirement.

PPP Chairman said it is unfortunate and astonishing that Nawaz Sharif and his Party was trying to hide themselves behind the sacrifices of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. On the other hand, his Federal and Punjab government were extending promotion and posting to the convicted police officials, he added.

He further said that Punjab government was conspiring and trying to influence the post-conviction case by posting convicted police officials and giving their sensitive powers to intimidate and threaten people connected to the proceedings.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that PPP has already challenged the verdict in Shaheed Bibi’s assassination case in the courts despite the fact that Bhuttos never got justice from them but it was only the all powerful nature that came hard on the perpetrators and administered exemplary justice.

He said message through these promotion and posting from Nawaz Sharif and his party appears to be ugly and aimed at rubbing salt on wounds of our Party, Jiyalas, workers and the women of the country who revere Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto as their role-model.