Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has accepted a request from President Zardari to delay the release of a report on the assassination of his wife, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, until April 15. A UN-appointed independent panel, which began its investigations last July into Bhutto's killing in December 2007, had been due to submit its findings to UN chief Ban Ki-moon today.

UN spokesman Martin Nesirky made the announcement Tuesday just two hours before a three-member UN commission that investigated Bhutto's death was scheduled to hold a press conference to discuss the report's findings.
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The UN Secretary General was to present the report to Pakistani Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon. The Commission of Inquiry began its work in July 2009 and undertook visits to Pakistan.
The UN inquiry panel has met dozens of people since first visiting Pakistan last July to probe the circumstances surrounding the attack.
The three-member panel is headed by Chilean ambassador to the UN Heraldo Munoz and aided by Indonesian ex-attorney general Marzuki Darusman and Peter Fitzgerald, an Irish former police official.