Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has rejected Benazir Bhutto murder case verdict ruled by Rawalpindi Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday in which ex-President Pervez Musharraf is declared a fugitive while five accused are acquitted.
Responding on the decision, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto said the verdict on Benazir Bhutto murder case is disappointing and unacceptable. He called it dangerous and unjust to release those accused of involvement in the 2007 assassination. PPP chief has announced that his party will explore legal options against the verdict.
“SMBB case decision is disappointing & unacceptable. Realse of terrorists not only unjust but also dangerous. PPP will explore legal options,” Benazir’s only son said on Twitter.
SMBB case decision is disappointing & unacceptable. Realse of terrorists not only unjust but also dangerous. PPP will explore legal options.— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) August 31, 2017
Earlier, the daughters of the former prime minister also expressed their reservations regarding the verdict.
Aseefa Bhutto Zardari stressed that there would be no justice until former military dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf answered for his crimes.
10 years later and we still await justice. Abettors punished but those truly guilty of my mothers murder roam free— Aseefa B Zardari (@AseefaBZ) August 31, 2017
There will be no justice till Pervez Musharraf answers for his crimes !— Aseefa B Zardari (@AseefaBZ) August 31, 2017
Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari also called for the arrest of Pervez Musharraf.
“Musharraf ordered crime scene washed & doors locked trapping SMBB vehicle inside #ArrestMusharraf police men arrested but actual terrorists acquitted #Shame … why has the state allowed self confessed murderers go free?! #Pakistan,” said Benazir’s elder daughter on Twitter.