Thursday, August 31, 2017
With his death, the death toll from the disease has risen to 12. According to the data released by the dengue response unit on Wednesday, a total of 3,931 people have so far tested positive for dengue in the province so far.
Dengue claims another life in Peshawar
However, of these, 3,346 have been discharged from different hospitals the province after receiving treatment. The data further revealed that over than 1,693 people with dengue symptoms visited hospitals on Wednesday.
Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistan Peoples Party 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.
Pakistan’s former dictator Pervez Musharraf was on Thursday declared a fugitive by an anti-terrorism court which ordered seizure of his property and sentenced two senior police officers to 17 years in jail in the Benazir Bhutto murder case, nearly 10 years after her assassination. Bhutto, the Pakistan Peoples Party 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. She was 54. The case was registered soon after her assassination and the trial went through many ups and down until it concluded yesterday in Rawalpindi. Judge Asghar Khan announced the verdict, declaring Musharraf a proclaimed offender and ordered seizure of his property. Here are the people involved in the case:
Pervez Musharraf –
Musharraf, who was the President of Pakistan from June 20, 2001 till August 18, 2008, has been declared a fugitive by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan. He was implicated in the assassination case in 2009 after a fresh probe by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The court today ordered seizure of all properties belonging to the former dictator. Former Rawalpindi
CPO Saud Aziz –
Pakistan-based Samaa publication attributed FIA officials saying Aziz was a facilitator of the assassination because he did not provide security to Benazir Bhutto. Aziz, who was the DIG then, has been facing charges of abetting the killing of Benazir Bhutto as it was revealed that he had ordered the transfer of a superintendent of police from Bhutto’s rally to Sadiqabad. Later, the prosecution also blamed him for not performing autopsy on the deceased. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on him.
Former Rawal Town SP Khurram Shahzad –
Charges of abetting the killing of Benazir Bhutto were leveled on Shahzad. The court has imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on him.
Rafaqat Hussain, Husnain Gul, Sher Zaman, Aitzaz Shah and Abdul Rashid have been acquitted over lack of evidence. They were arrested soon after the assassination and had been in jail. They had denied the charges. All accused were present at the time of announcement of trial except Musharraf. The trial of five suspects started in January 2008, while Musharraf, Aziz and Shahezad were implicated in 2009 after fresh probe by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
#BenazirBhutto assassination: Bilawal, Aseefa call verdict on Pervez Musharraf 'disappointing, unacceptable'
Following the verdict in the 2007 Benazir Bhutto assassination case, the former prime minister's children expressed their displeasure with the judgment on Twitter.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Twitter called the decision "disappointing and unacceptable", adding that the party would explore legal options.
An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Rawalpindi declared former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf an absconder in the assassination of Bhutto while acquitting all five Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan suspects. Two police officials were sentenced to 17 years each in prison. Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari, the youngest of the siblings, said in a tweet that "they were still awaiting justice".
In another tweet, she said that there would be no justice until "Pervez Musharraf answers for his crimes".
There will be no justice till Pervez Musharraf answers for his crimes !
7:16 AM - 31 Aug 2017
Benazir Bhutto was killed in a gun-and-bomb attack outside Rawalpindi's Liaquat Bagh on 27 December, 2007, when Musharraf was President of the country.