Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s daughters have slammed former President Pervez Musharraf for accusing their father and Pakistan Peoples Party leader Asif Ali Zardari of killing their mother and dubbed the ex-military chief as “murderer”.
Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, the eldest daughter of the slain premier, called the former general a “coward” in a tweet. She said Musharraf should quit TV talk shows and face courts.
Aseefa Bhutto Zardari also took to Twitter with a hashtag #ShameOnMusharraf saying that he is “blaming the victims”.
She came hard on media for giving coverage to Musharraf, saying: “Disgusted & appalled by media houses that are giving attention to this murderer, who ran away,” besides calling for his arrest.
Musharraf said in a video message released on Thursday: “The one responsible for all miseries of the Bhutto family as well as the assassination of Benazir and Murtaza Bhutto, is none other but (Asif Ali) Zardari.”
He added that Zardari did nothing to investigate the murder of Murtaza Bhutto as he enjoyed his stay in the presidency for five years.
Musharraf’s statement came days after he was accused of being involved in Benazir Bhutto’s murder.
On August 31, an Anti-Terrorist Court in Rawalpindi acquitted five alleged operatives of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for want of evidence over the assassination of Benazir in a gun and suicide attack in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007.