Benazir Bhutto’s children call verdict ‘disappointing, unacceptable’

Following the verdict in the 2007 Benazir Bhutto assassination case, the former Prime Minister’s children expressed their displeasure with the judgement on Twitter.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Twitter called the decision “disappointing and unacceptable”, adding that the party would explore legal options.

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi declared former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf an absconder in the assassination of Bhutto while acquitting all five Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan suspects. Two police officials were sentenced to 17 years each in prison.

Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari, the youngest of the siblings, said in a tweet that “they were still awaiting justice”.

In another tweet, she said that there would be no justice until “Pervez Musharraf answers for his crimes”.

Sharing her sister’s sentiments, Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari also expressed displeasure with the verdict, saying: “Police men arrested but actual terrorists acquitted #Shame”.

Benazir Bhutto was killed in a gun-and-bomb attack outside Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh on December 27, 2007 when Musharraf was President of the country.

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