WASHINGTON — Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States said Monday that his government would welcome outside experts to help investigate the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, reversing Pakistan’s earlier rejection of international help.
But the ambassador, Mahmud Ali Durrani, said his government would not endorse a separate inquiry modeled after one carried out by the United Nations after the assassination of Rafik Hariri, a former Lebanese prime minister, in 2005.
“Pakistan is open to international expertise, international support and international help because it’s in our interests,” Mr. Durrani said in a telephone interview. He added that details of any assistance still needed to be worked out.
- I BELIEVE A CAREFUL REVIEW WILL VINDICATE THE POLICE THEORY: SHE WAS KILLED BY THE BOMB FORCING HER HEAD AGAINST THE VEHICLE, AND NOT THE BULLETS.
- THE EFFORTS BY ANTI-MUSHARRAF/ANTI-AMERICAN FACTIONS TO CREATE EVEN GREATER INSTABILITY IN PAKISTAN - BY CREATING GREATER DISTRUST OF MUSHARRAF - WILL FAIL.
THESE FACTIONS INCLUDE THE PPP, SHARIF, AL QAEDA, AND THE MSM AND THE DEMOCRATS.