The third generation of the Bhutto family is looking for justice from the Supreme Court for the “judicial murder” of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, according to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Monday.
The foreign minister claimed Zulfikar’s “judicial murder” was a “black spot” on the legal system in a greeting sent advance of the 44th commemoration of the ex-PM’s martyrdom day, which will be observed tomorrow (Tuesday).
According to the PPP chairman, the Supreme Court has been deliberating the presidential reference regarding the judicial assassination of the prime minister who created the nation’s “unanimous Constitution” for the past 12 years.
“Our judicial system did not have even a single minute to spend listening to Bhutto Shaheed’s appeal during these 4,382 days. How long will the Bhutto family have to endure before justice is served? He queried.
The PPP leader said that history has provided so much evidence supporting Bhutto’s innocence that even his worst foes must now admit that the “Quaid-e-Awam” “suffered the gravest injustice.”
“I urge the Supreme Court to set a prompt hearing date for the presidential reference sent under Article 186 by President Asif Ali Zardari on April 2, 2011.”
The PPP head paid Bhutto a glowing tribute, saying that under his guidance, Pakistan achieved numerous political, diplomatic, economic, defense, and societal landmarks.