Bhutto murder investigation flawed: UN

CBC News

Pakistani police deliberately failed to properly investigate the 2007 assassination of former prime minister and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto — a political murder that could have been prevented, a UN report says.

A special United Nations commission began looking into the assassination last July as part of a deal with the Pakistani government. It delivered its conclusions Thursday afternoon.

"There was little to no focus placed on investigating those further up the hierarchy in the planning, the financing and the execution of the assassination," Chile’s UN ambassador, Heraldo Munoz, who chaired the commission, said at a news conference.

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