Rawalpindi: Fifth suspect indicted in Benazir murder case
RAWALPINDI: An Anti–Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday formally indicted a juvenile suspect and recorded testimony of a prosecution witness in proceedings concerning the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto. Bhutto was assassinated in a gunshot and bomb attack on December 27, 2007 in a public park in Rawalpindi when she was leaving the place after addressing an election rally. The court is trying five suspects – Rafaqat Hussain, Hussnain Gull, Sher Zaman, Abdul Rasheed and juvenile Atizaz Shah – in a jail trial for their alleged involvement in the incident. Five other accused, including Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud, are still at large and have been declared proclaimed offenders by the court. The court framed charges against Atizaz Shah and recorded the statement of a prosecution witness Kashif Bashir, a police official. The court adjourned further proceedings till December 6.