Osama Bin Laden Shifted To Afghanistan To Supervise Plot To Assassinate Benazir Bhutto: Media Report

Osama Bin Laden Shifted To Afghanistan To Supervise Plot To Assassinate Benazir Bhutto: Media Report

Osama bin Laden had shifted to Afghanistan to oversee a plot to assassinate Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto

Karachi:  Al-Qaeda’s slain chief Osama bin Laden had shifted to Afghanistan to oversee a plot to assassinate Pakistan’s former premier Benazir Bhutto after which navy dictator Pervez Musharraf, a media report mentioned on Wednesday.

Citing intelligence gathered by the Inter Providers Intelligence (ISI), the Information reported that the explosives to execute this plot had been offered by the courier of bin Laden.

Ms Bhutto was killed in a gun-and-bomb assault throughout an election marketing campaign rally on December 27, 2007 exterior the Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi. The revelation comes precisely on the 10th anniversary of Bhutto’s assassination.

This data was offered to the Inside Ministry in December 2007 by the Military and the ISI in three reviews and the letters obtained from the bin Laden’s residence.

In these secret intelligence reviews, the ministry was warned that bin Laden had issued orders to kill then President Musharraf, Pakistan Individuals’s Get together’s chief Bhutto and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Fazlur Rehman, the paper mentioned.

A very powerful letter by the ISI to the Inside Ministry was written on December 19, 2007; the letter was directed to the Inside Ministry’s then-director coordination of the Disaster Administration Cell Colonel Muhammad Imran Yaqub, the paper mentioned, citing the paperwork.

The letter, titled ‘President Musharraf, Benazir Bhutto and Fazlur Rehman’s homicide plan’, signed by Lt Col (retd) Zaigham Islam Butt for DG Intelligence mentioned bin Laden has issued the order to kill Musharraf, Bhutto and Rehman.

“He (Osama bin Laden) has deliberate to ship his courier, who’s a nationwide of Pakistan and a resident of Multan, named Musa Tariq, via Waziristan with explosives for use in executing the homicide plots. On coming Sunday – which is December 22 – this particular person will likely be within the space of Dera Ismail Khan,” the letter learn.

“Osama bin Laden is personally supervising this whole plan and for that reason, he has shifted to Afghanistan,” learn the final three strains of the letter.

The ISI had requested the inside ministry to make pressing safety preparations, the paper mentioned, including that this data was so necessary that the copies of this letter had been additionally dispatched to the Navy Intelligence Directorate, GS Department and Normal Headquarters, Rawalpindi.

After receiving the letter, the Normal Employees Department of the Navy Operations Directorate of Normal Headquarters, on the subsequent day – December 20, 2007 – despatched a letter to theninterior secretary Syed Kamal Shah.

Six days earlier than Bhutto’s assassination, one other letter was issued with the signature of then-chief of the overall employees Lt-Gen Salahuddin Satti’s Lt-Col Employees Khurram Shahzad, warning concerning the terror plot.

Following the assassination of Bhutto, a brief letter was despatched to bin Laden after two days.

“We’ve taken revenge for our brothers and sisters of Jamia Hafsa and Lal Masjid,” learn the letter which was recovered from bin Laden’s residence.

Bin Laden was killed by US Navy Seals in a covert raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan in Might 2011.

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