An Indian Civilizational Perspective

How Musharraf paved way for Bhutto’s assassination

Former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s killing on December 27, 2007 shocked the world.
A few weeks before her murder, Bhutto sent an e-mail to newsanchor Wolf Blitzer at CNN in which she said she faced a threat to her life from then Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf.

Amir Mir, one of Pakistan’s foremost investigative journalists, draws from personal anecdotes, meetings and off-the-record conversations with Bhutto to reconstruct the assassination in his book The Bhutto Murder Trail — From Wazirstan to GHQ.

Mir tells Rediff.com’s Vicky Nanjappa that it becomes clear that Musharraf was in the know of the plot and the Pakistan establishment tried to stop Bhutto from returning to the country before getting her killed when she staged a comeback.

What has the reaction to your book been?

The response is very encouraging and beyond my expectations.

However, establishment circles have reacted bitterly, especially to the inclusion of the word ‘GHQ’ (the Pakistan army’s General Headquarters) in the title of the book.

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