Wednesday, July 1, 2009
A U.N. fact-finding commission began an inquiry on Wednesday into the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
The three-member U.N. team is headed by Chile’s U.N. Ambassador Heraldo Munoz and will take six months for its investigation.
“It’s a fact-finding mission. It has started work today and it’ll just inquire into the facts and circumstances of the assassination,” said the U.N. spokeswoman, Ishrat Rizvi.
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While it started its work on Wednesday, the team was not yet in Pakistan but would arrive this month, Rizvi said.
The team will not be empowered to launch criminal proceedings related to the assassination.
This article was posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 8:03 am