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Cannot disclose sensitive information regarding Benazir Bhuttos murder: Malik.

KARACHI, February 22, 2012 (Frontier Star): Interior minister Rehman Malik has announced that Benazir murder case had been resolved, yet sensitive information could not be disclosed as yet. Briefing an in-camera session of Sindh Assembly on Tuesday, the federal interior minister said that whatever transpired on 18th Oct since Benazir Bhuttos return was known to all, informing that use of a neglected SIM module of cell phone led to chain of investigations after one and a half year of Benazirs murder, culminating in the arrest of culprit. He said that all graphic details of the planning till execution of murder of Benazir, including the seminary used by culprit for his transit, sources of weaponry, etc had been unearthed, but could not yet be disclosed for reasons of verification and discreteness. He also accused former President Pervez Musharraf and PML-N of conspiring against late Benazir Bhutto. The head of investigation committee for investigating Benazir Bhuttos murder, Khalid Qureshi informed that Taliban and Musharraf considered Benazir Bhutto a danger for their very existence and interests, and as such Benazir faced many plausible dangers on her return to her Country. Footage of the 27th Dec 2007 suicide attack on Benazir Bhutto was also screened for audience, while Khalid Qureshi informed that 170 persons were killed during Karsaz suicide attack. Earlier during his briefings, Rehman Malik informed that renowned Taliban leader Qari Hussain had trained dozens of suicide bombers, aged between 10-15 years of age; considering that Taliban demand at least one boy/youth from each household of FATA region. Talking to media earlier at the airport, Rehman Malik said that Sindh government sought Federal help for maintaining law and order in Karachi, which was equally perpetuated by external hands, who were also fomenting trouble in Balochistan. Replying to a question regarding missing persons, Rehman Malik said that many of these missing persons were from earlier regimes time, while he also informed that, previous number of 6,000 missing persons had decreased to 156. While responding to yet another question regarding memogate, he blasted Mansoor Ejaz as a compulsive lair, and declaring the issue as subjudice before relevant committee, refused any further comments on it.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Feb 22, 2012
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