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Brief History Benazir Bhutto Murder Case

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Brief History Benazir Bhutto Murder Case

Brief History Benazir Bhutto Murder Case! Benazir Bhutto was a Pakistani politician who served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996. She was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation. Benazir Bhutto Complete BIO.

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Brief History Benazir Bhutto Murder Case

  • DEC 27, 2007

Chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Benazir Bhutto assassinated in a suicide bomb attack after a rally at Liaquat Bagh.

  • DEC 28, 2007

A high-level joint investigation team (JIT) is constituted in Punjab to probe the case after registration of FIR.

  • JAN 4, 2008

Scotland Yard team arrives in Pakistan for inquiry into Bhutto’s death. The inquiry lasted 18 days and its findings were released on Feb 8 the same year.

  • FEB 17, 2008

JIT presents its findings. Identifies five suspects but does not implicate former president retired General Pervez Musharraf for culpability in Benazir’s assassination.

  • JULY 1, 2009

United Nations commission of inquiry into Bhutto’s death commences its activities. The UN report was not presented until April 15, 2010.

  • AUG 6, 2009

Another JIT of the FIA re-investigates the case. Implicates Gen Musharraf and two senior police officers, Saud Aziz and Khurram Shehzad, as accused in the case.

  • DEC 5, 2010

Prosecution submits challan and against Gen Musharraf and the two police officers.

  • AUG 11, 2011

The police officers are taken into custody but obtain post-arrest bail from the Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi bench.

  • AUG 1, 2012

FIA issues red warrant against (R) Gen. Musharraf and requests Interpol for his arrest.

  • APRIL 25, 2013

The FIA arrests Gen Musharraf.

  • MAY 3, 2013

FIA’s special prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali killed. Gen Musharraf obtains post-arrest bail in the same month.

  • May 18, 2017

Gen Musharraf refuses video link testihlorty. Later, ATC decides to conduct separate trial for Gen Musharraf.

  • AUG 21, 2017

The ATC decides to conduct daily proceeding in order to complete the trial at the earliest.

  • AUG 30, 2017

The court reserves verdict in the murder case.

  • AUG 31, 2017

ATC Judge Asghar Ali Khan acquits five suspects but convicts
two police officers in the case.

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