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Benazir Bhutto's daughters ask 'murderer' Musharraf to face justice

Benazir's elder daughter Bakhtawar slammed Musharraf in a series of tweets

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pervez Musharraf
Pervez Musharraf

Slain prime minister Benazir Bhutto's daughters on Friday hit out at Pervez Musharraf for accusing their father of being responsible for her assassination, calling the former dictator a "murderer" and "coward".

Yesterday, Musharraf claimed that Zardari was responsible for the killing of his wife Benazir and said the former president gained the most from the assassination of the country's first woman prime minister.

Benazir's younger daughter Aseefa Bhutto Zardari said in a Tweet that she was "disgusted and appalled by media houses that are giving attention to this murderer, who ran away".

"Blaming the victim. #ShameOnMusharraf," she said in another tweet.

Benazir's elder daughter slammed Musharraf in a series of tweets.

"Musharraf should quit talk shows and come talk in the courts of Coward. #ArrestMush #BlamingTheVictim," she said in a tweet.

"... and he ran away crying like a coward. Musharraf too busy on golf courses please come to and face real courts #ArrestMusharraf," she said.

also retweeted her sister Aseefa's tweet: "Disgusted and appalled by media houses that are giving attention to this murderer, who ran away. #Shame #ArrestMusharraf".

Meanwhile, Peoples Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah said that if there was a close link between Zardari and Tehreek-e-Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, then why did Musharraf not disclose this earlier, Geo News reported.

The 54-year-old chief and a two-time prime minister was killed along with more than 20 people in a gun and bomb attack in Rawalpindi's Liaquat Bagh during an election campaign rally on December 27, 2007.

Former president and army chief Gen Musharraf, who was last month declared a fugitive by an anti-terrorism court which ordered seizure of his property in the Bhutto murder case, accused co-chairman Zardari of "having the most to gain from Benazir Bhutto's murder" in a video posted on his official Facebook page yesterday.

Musharraf, 74, who came to power in a bloodless coup in 1999, has been living in Dubai since last year when he was allowed to leave on the pretext of medical treatment.

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First Published: Fri, September 22 2017. 22:32 IST