Pakistan: Law Minister Resigns To Plead Bhutto Hanging Case


Pakistan’s Federal Law Minister Baber Awan on Wednesday resigned from his ministry to plead the retrial case of former Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

The Minister presented his resignation to the Supreme Court as the bench met to reopen the case.

“I prioritise the case on the ministry,” said Awan while talking to reports.

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, founder of ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and father of country’s first female Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, was hanged during the military regime of Zia-ul-Haq in late 1970s.

Chief Justice Supreme Court, Iftikhar Chaudhry heading the three-judge-bench adjourned the hearing till Thursday.

He appreciated the decision and remarked the gesture as “historic.”

“We are taking the issue very seriously and will give it due importance,” said the Chief Justice.


KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

One thought on “Pakistan: Law Minister Resigns To Plead Bhutto Hanging Case

  • April 13, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    The whole nation except a few lackeys of late General Zia ul Haq agree that late Zulfiqar Ali
    Bhutto was executed for political power.Now the
    resignation of the law minister to plead the case, gives the Presidential Refernce better strength.Assuming that the Supreme Court gives the verdict in favor of the reference; Will it also pass a judgement that the Usurper who sent
    Mr Bhutto wrongfully to the gallows and infused
    religious and sectarian hate, a coffin was made
    to be buried at the foot of Faisal Mosque,the
    nation has a right to know what is buried in it, After all the C-130 that crashed went into a ball of fire and turned every thing into ashes or in the deformed manner.


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