Murtaza Bhutto’s murder was a great tragedy for Sindh. He was a courageous man and an emerging leader for the downtrodden and ill-served people in Sindh. It has been about 14 years now but we still don’t know who ordered his killing. Case has been in court since long but it doesn’t seem to go anywhere.
Justice Nasir Aslam Zahid tribunal had presented its 242 page report about 13 years ago to the then Sindh government. It had limited scope and didn’t fix blame on anybody. It had however exonerated former President Farooq Leghari of his involvement in the murder.
The tribunal had also dismissed speculation that the death was an accident. It did not absolve the police force, and said that the orders for the murder came from “a higher authority,” above that of the city police chief and the area police commander, who supervised the operation.
It didn’t say who that “higher authority” was. People want to know who ordered the murder of that valiant son of Sindh and the culprits have to be brought to justice. Who will give justice for Murtaza Bhutto who was cold blood murdered just a few yards away from his house.