Secret ISI Letter Shows Benazir Bhutto’s Murder was 'Planned' for December 21, 2007
Islamabad - An Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) letter has revealed that the extremists groups related to terror group Al Qaeda had planned to assassinate former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto six days earlier than December 27, 2007, the day when she was killed.
The five- line letter having “ al Qaeda Threat,” as its subject, was written by Brigadier Abdul Basit Rana to former interior secretary Kamal Shah.
“It has reliably been reported that a few extremist groups related to al Qaeda have made some plan to assassinate Mrs.Benazir Bhutto and her adviser Mr Rehman Malik on 21 December 2007.The exact plan of execution not known,” The Dawn quoted the letter, as saying.
The letter was delivered to Shah on December 10, 2007, almost seventeen days before Bhutto’s assassination, who directed former National Crisis Management Cell director Javed Iqbal Cheema to speak about the matter.
The letter highlights that intelligence regarding the Bhutto assassination plan was provided by Brigadier Rana but he has not yet faced any probe over the issue.
“Since this was a top secret information provided by the agency and agencies do not give the access to the origin of the information so neither Brigadier Abdul Basit Rana was interviewed by UN Commission nor by anyone else,” a Benazir Bhutto murder case prosecutor said.
An expert, requesting anonymity, said interrogating Brigadier Rana and further assessment of the information provided by him could provide missing clues regarding the ongoing probe into the Benazir Bhutto murder case.
December 27, 2011 - IndiaVision