Pakistan to mark five years since Benazir Bhutto murder
2012-12-27 05:18:02 GMT : (Benazir Bhutto/Assassination )
LARKANA: Pakistan marks the fifth anniversary of the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on Thursday, with her son expected to launch his political career with a speech in the family's ancestral home town.
Benazir, twice elected prime minister, was killed in a gun and suicide attack after an election rally in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007. No one has ever been convict...
Murder of Benazir Bhutto
2011-12-20 11:40:06 GMT : (Benazir Bhutto/Assassination )
December 27, 2007, marks a tragic day for the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). That was the unfortunate day when Benazir Bhutto was killed while leaving a campaign rally of her party at Liaquat National Bagh in the run-up to the January 2008 parliamentary elections. Benazir was standing out from the sunroof of her bullet-proof vehicle to wave to the crowds.
Just then, a gunman fired shots at her...
Cause of death
2011-12-20 11:20:54 GMT : (Benazir Bhutto/Assassination )
Benazir Bhutto's cause of death has been an issue of much debate. Some say perhaps she would be considered a martyr if she died by gunshot, but not if she died by hitting her head following an explosion. Others have asserted that the arguments against a death by gunshot were intended to blunt criticism that she was not adequately protected.
Initial reports based on Pakistani Interior Ministry ...
2011-12-20 11:12:40 GMT : (Benazir Bhutto/Assassination )
Benazir Bhutto's funeral occurred on the afternoon of 28 December 2007. Her body was moved from Chaklala Airbase in Rawalpindi to Sukkur Airport at 1:20 am on that day. Both her children and her husband travelled with her body.
Earlier, they reached Chaklala Air Base by a special flight to get her body. Mourners from all over Pakistan converged in Larkana to take part in the funeral ceremony fo...