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Musharraf: Bhutto won’t have let Benazir marry Zardari

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHAFQAT ALI
Published : May 5, 2018, 2:35 am IST
Updated : May 5, 2018, 2:35 am IST

Murtaza Bhutto was member of a terrorist organization ‘Al-Zulfiqar’ and he used to torture and kill his rivals.

Pervez Musharraf (Photo: AP/File)
 Pervez Musharraf (Photo: AP/File)

Islamabad: Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Friday that if Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was alive, he would have never allowed his daughter Benazir Bhutto’s marriage with Asif Ali Zardari.

In an interview with a Pakistani television channel, Mr Musharraf said that Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto did not like the Zardari family and he always tried to refrain from making any relation with them. He alleged that Mr Zardari killed Mir Murtaza Bhutto outside his residence in 70 Clifton in Karachi in 1996 amid strict security arrangements, adding that Murtaza Bhutto hated Mr Zardari as he once shaved off his moustache by himself. Murtaza Bhutto was member of a terrorist organization ‘Al-Zulfiqar’ and he used to torture and kill his rivals.

The former army chief said that the involvement of Saudi Shah Abdullah in plane hijack case saved fromer Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as he was sentenced to death by anti-terrorism court. He was given life imprisonment and exile instead, he continued.

On the nuclear tests carried out during Nawaz Sharif’s tenure, Mr Musharraf said that if the former PM’s statement regarding being offered US dollars to not hold atomic tests was correct then the American government would have exposed the reality until now. Responding to a question, he said, “Abdul Qadeer Khan, who founded the uranium enrichment program for Pakistan s atomic bomb project, touched my knees and asked for apology when I showed him the evidence related to his suspicious activities.” “I asked him to seek forgiveness from the entire nation on television,” he asserted.

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