ts almost 2 years that Zardari said that he knew who murdered BB and.....

Benazir Bhutto’s 2nd death anniversary memorial begins

KARACHI: The memorial for the second death anniversary of Pakistan People’s Party leader and former prime minister of Pakistan Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto began on Saturday with placing flowers under her portrait and lighting candles by Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah at a simple ceremony at the Chief Minister’s House.

Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Ali Mirza, Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro, Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh and Special Assistant Waqar Mehdi also lit candles on the occasion.

Special prayers were offered for the departed soul of Benazir Bhutto and for the progress and prosperity of the nation.

The chief minister appealed to the people, women, youth, farmers, workers, intellectuals, writers, poets, artists, students, lawyers and other segments of the general population, especially in Sindh, to observe the death anniversary of Shaheed Mohtarma with simplicity and respect.

Taking the dream forward: Benazir Bhutto was a leader of an international stature and a staunch supporter of women empowerment, said Sindh Minister for Women Development Tauqeer Fatima.

In this regard, the National Database and Registration Authority would now issue forms for Benazir Income Support Programme, disclosed Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister Sharmila Farooqui on Saturday.

She said this while speaking to the media at the office of Gender Interactive Alliance (GIA), the only organisation in Sindh working for the transgender residents of the province. agencies

UN likely to extend Bhutto investigation

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday he is "positively considering" a request to extend a U.N. investigation into the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto for an additional three months.

The six-month mandate of the three-member commission Ban appointed to determine the facts and circumstances of Bhutto's death expires at the end of December.

The secretary-general said Chile's U.N. Ambassador Heraldo Munoz, who heads the commission, requested another three months.

"They need more time to continue their investigation," Ban said. "I think this is reasonable. And I am positively considering extending it for another three months."

Bhutto was killed in a Dec. 27, 2007 gun-and-suicide-bomb attack as she was leaving a rally in the garrison town of Rawalpindi, where she was campaigning to return her Pakistan People's Party to power in parliamentary elections.

The government at the time of Bhutto's murder, led by President Pervez Musharraf, blamed Baitullah Mehsud, a Pakistani militant commander with reported links to al-Qaida. CIA officials also said Mehsud was the chief suspect.

But Bhutto's party repeatedly hinted that Musharraf or his allies were involved and demanded a U.N. probe, claiming it was the only way the whole truth would be revealed.

The commission will submit its report to the secretary-general and the U.N. said he will share it with the Pakistani government and the U.N. Security Council.

The United Nations has stressed that determining criminal responsibility for Bhutto's assassination remains with the Pakistani authorities

Do you think that PPP Govt want BBs murder investigation to complete ASAP ?