Pakistan

‘Rogue elements’ from establishment may have been involved in Benazir’s murder: Musharraf

Former president Pervez Musharraf said that during his reign there may have been elements within the establishment that conspired with the Taliban to murder former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, BBC reported.
When asked by the BBC on Bhutto’s 10th death anniversary if rogue elements within the establishment could have been in touch with the Taliban about the killing, the former military ruler responded: “Possibility. Yes, indeed. Because the society is polarised on religious lines.”
Adding that his assessment was a hunch rather than solid proof, he said: “I don’t have any facts available. But my assessment is very accurate I think… A lady who is known to be inclined towards the West is seen suspiciously by those elements.”
But there are some who continue to strongly believe Musharraf himself was directly involved in what transpired on December 27, 2007, when a 15-year-old from South Waziristan shot Bhutto at Liaquatbagh before blowing himself up.