CPO Saud responsible for BB’s death: Ex-security officer

ISLAMABAD: SP Ashfaq Anwar, has blamed City Police Officer (CPO) Saud Aziz for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto (BB) and said he will become approver in this case.

“I was on duty for the security of BB with police commandos on that day but CPO Saud Aziz assigned me another task, he asked me to secure rally of Nawaz Sharif” SP Ashfaq stated.

SP Ashfaq recorded his statement under clause 116 of Pakistan Penal Code before an Islamabad Magistrate.

He said that the official was responsible for Benazir’s safety. In his confessional statement, SP Ashfaq held ex CPO Rawalpindi, Saud Aziz, for flaw in security arrangements for the two-time prime minister.

The final challan prepared by the Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) on the orders of a special Rawalpindi court blamed police officers of failing to provide security and ignorance while some officials have been acquitted from the allegations.

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