Bilwal Bhutto says PPP would not accept verdict in BB murder case


Karachi, August 31 (TNS): The son of slain Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari termed the verdict in the murder case of his mother ‘disappointing and unacceptable.’

ATC Rawalpindi sentenced two senior police officers to 17 years in prison as per Sections 119 and 201 of the Pakistan Penal Code but acquitted five others who were accused of assassinating the former prime minister.

Former president Gen (retd) Pervaiz Musharraf was declared a proclaimed offender as he failed to appear before the court.

Bilawal took Twitter to express his disappointment over the decision saying that  the verdict was not only unjust but also dangerous and the PPP would explore legal options.

Daughters of the former prime minister also expressed their reservations regarding the verdict.

Aseefa Bhutto Zardari stressed that there would be no justice until former military dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf answered for his crimes.

Assefa’s older sister Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari also called for the arrest of Pervez Musharraf.