Former Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza in a startling revelation alleged that the two time Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was killed by his husband, the former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari. He made these allegations while addressing a press conference. The Pakistan Peoples Party stalwart further added that it was his efforts that led to the marriage of Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari. Mirza said that the Sindh Government has taken back his security in a bid to have him killed.
The war of words between the two old friends Asif Ali Zardari and Zulfiqar Mirza is surprising to many; the two have been close friends for the best part of last 45 years. Since Mirza started accusing Asif Ali Zardari of various wrongdoings the Pakistan Peoples Party leaders have declared him ‘mentally unfit’. Zulfiqar Mirza has been attracting headlines for the past many months, the sight of him threatening and abusing police officers, vandalizing police station and heavily armed guards waving weapons outside his Badin home has been on the media recently.
Mirza’s startling allegation that Asif Ali Zardari had Benazir murdered points to an important fact, the fact being that Mirza’s loyalties were with Asif Ali Zardari and not Pakistan Peoples Party and Benazir Bhutto, because if he was loyal to the party he would have brought whatever he knew in this regard in front of media much earlier. The former Sindh Home Minister remained loyal to his old friend as long as he was getting some sort of benefit but as soon as their relationship deteriorated he started accusing the Asif Zardari of all sorts of crime. However when allegations of such magnitude are leveled by a senior politician they must be thoroughly investigated.