Former MI chief faces investigators today
By Iftikhar A. Khan and Syed Irfan Raza
Dawn, 28 Apr, 2010
ISLAMABAD: Maj-Gen Nadeem Ijaz, a former director-general of the Military Intelligence (MI), will appear on Wednesday before a three-member fact-finding committee investigating the hosing down of the site of Benazir Bhutto’s assassination.
The commission recorded on Tuesday statements of four police officials allegedly involved in washing the site shortly after the gun and bomb attack that claimed Ms Bhutto’s life near Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi on Dec 27, 2007.
Official sources said the committee had sent a notice to the former MI chief. They said Maj-Gen Ijaz had arrived in the city.
The sources said the former MI chief’s statement would be crucial because if it was proved that he was behind the episode, it would bring more people at the helm of affairs at that time into the fray. When asked if former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf would also be implicated, they said it depended entirely on the report of the committee which included a senior representative of the army.
They said the job of the committee was to determine if the then DG of the MI had a role in the hosing down of the site, but its report might lead to initiation of criminal proceedings.
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