The London Post
Zardari ‘caused’ Bhutto’s deaths?
By Dr Shahid Qureshi
Tuesday 27 April 2010
Zardari’s greed and corruption made Benazir Bhutto vulnerable, desperate, compromised and open to abuse. Her father Z A Bhutto and grandfather Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto were prime ministers, highly educated and were not involved in any reported financial corruption. Zardari who proved to be ‘funeral director’ of Bhutto’s was no match. It is a typical princess, pirate and parrot story. Unfortunately due to the greed of pirate (Zardari) and Parrot (Rehman Malik), a people’s Princess is dead. The clever princess builds bridges with the 'Shrek' and signed charter of democracy, whom Zardari now call humpty dumpty.
Benazir Bhutto being a typical Asian Muslim woman inside swallowed her pride. She told a senior journalist in USA at a coffee shop, “if I divorce (Zardari) him, my children will lose their father, I am a politician and people might take advantage”. She knew full well who else was visiting Zardari and his dog while he was living in the US.
Benazir was continuously trying to sell herself to the foreign guarantors of the deal. Her inner anxieties and tensions were obvious like she never switched herself. Why? What made her so vulnerable, weak and compromising that she kept on making mistakes and nobody around her intervened? Who told her to open the roof of the bullet and bombproof car? It is reported that she was on the phone with her kids and probably it was Zardari who told her to open soft roof of her car to wave and greet people. Some one might have the recordings of those calls? May be her friends?
No doubt Benazir Bhutto was from a rich and wealthy feudal family close to the British Raj, on the other hand her husband Asif Ali Zardari ‘Mr nobody’ never missed any chance of making money in her both governments according to reports. One analyst said, ’she died defending Asif Zardari’s all kinds of corruption resulted in her self exile of eight years and compromises she had to make”.
Zardari regime, direct beneficiary of her tragic death seems not interested in solving her murder. It went to UN for murder investigation and wasted two years. Now they are wasting time into find out who ordered the cleaning up of the crime scene. The most important questions are: (a) who ordered (b) who carried out (c) who are the local accomplices (d) why Rehman Malik and Babar Awan ran off with her ‘life line car’ and took security with them, leaving her open to be executed (e) why her security team and police completely ignored the ‘cut throat’ signs made by her security chief ‘ now slain Khalid Shenshah during her speech?
A senior security analyst Ikram Sehgal wrote in The News on 21st April 2010: “The driver of the back-up vehicle ensures that at all times he keeps “hugging” the lead vehicle, he must ensure that no other vehicle comes in between. The back-up vehicle cannot be separated from the lead vehicle, the two have to stay together as if they were Siamese twins. The back-up vehicle is not meant as a passenger vehicle, but usually there are guards in the vehicle. These guards will disembark during an emergency and shift the VIP from the lead vehicle. The VIP can then be expeditiously spirited away from the ambush site. Under no circumstances can the back-up vehicle have any persons other than guards as occupants. That would be a serious breach of security.
In Ms Bhutto’s convoy at Liaquat Bagh, the back-up vehicle had unauthorized occupants; it was being misused by the man in charge of Ms Benazir security from the PPP side, Rahman Malik. Dr Babar Awan along with Farhatullah Babar and Lt Gen (R) Tauqir Zia climbed in with him as passengers. As per the findings of the UN Report, the back-up vehicle left the ambush site, abandoning the VIP vehicle and did not stop till they reached Zardari House in Islamabad. The PPP’s leader was thus left stranded grievously injured in a vehicle that was badly damaged and was running on rims. One can just imagine the horrendous situation inside the car. Ms Benazir lying critically injured, the blood seeping out of her head and the occupants of the car, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Senator Safdar Abbasi, Nahid Khan and the driver in a state of shock, their leader literally dying before their eyes”.
I have seen insecure Rehman Malik always wanted to sit in the front row in the eye lines of Ms Bhutto. But then how come he left her dying and ran off with her backup car? Irony is that Zardari showering him with roses and seems to be rewarding him to get his wife killed? Rehman Malik was ordered to be remain low profile by Ms Bhutto while Zardari was on forced gardening leave’.
“I (Ghunva Bhutto) wanted her (Benazir Bhutto) just explain to me the killing of Murtaza (Bhutto)” (by the police in Karachi while she was the Prime Minister of the country) said Murtaza’s wife Ghunva Bhutto on 30th December 2007 in an interview with Burkha Dutt of Indian channel NDTV. Fatima Bhutto pointed finger to Asif Zardari for the murder of her father in an article published in The News.
Fatima Bhutto claimed that crime scene was washed to remove the evidence of her father’s murder. The main eyewitness police Inspector Haq Nawawz Sial was killed in his own house like Khalid Shenshah chief security officer of Benazir Bhutto in front of his house. Coincidently on both occasions at the time of eliminations of Murtaza Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto’s murder witnesses, Mr Zardari is/was in power. He proved to be true eliminator and funeral director of Bhutto’s?
Aljazeera TV asked me in an interview after the death of Ms Bhutto, “what was President Musharaf was not already doing which; Benazir could do for”? It is a million dollar question and sometimes US put too much pressure on its friends who collapse as a result be it Musharaf or Benazir’, I responded.
Some analysts are saying, ‘keeping in view what is mentioned above and in the UN Report, Honourable Iftikhar Chaudhry, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan should take ‘suo moto notice how government is criminally negligent and complicit into the investigations of the murder of Benazir Bhutto. Especially when Asif Zardari has publically announced that he knows who killed Ms Bhutto’, shouldn’t he be part of the investigation?