Doctors Told to Shut Up

In an investigative report appearing in Washington Post it seems there was an elaborate plan to cover up the evidence relating to the Assassination of Benazir Bhutto. The Washington Post have expressed their concern to say that the Pakistani authorities have pressured the medical personnel who tried to save Benazir Bhutto’s life to remain silent about what happened in her final hour and have removed records of her treatment from the facility, according to doctors. It seems all this cover-up slowly got exposed since the video and images of the assassination become public after Musharraf’s propaganda team tried to spoof its way through a fabricated medical report

In an interview with the doctors who were at Bhutto’s side at the Rawalpindi General Hospital said that they were under extreme pressure not to share details about the nature of the injuries that the opposition leader suffered in an attack, “The government took all the medical records right after Ms. Bhutto’s time of death was read out,” said the visibly shaken doctor who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. Sweating and putting his head in his hands, he said: “Look, we have been told by the government to stop talking. And a lot of us feel this is a disgrace.”

Jameel Yusuf, a lead investigator in the 2002 disappearance of American journalist Daniel Pearl in Karachi, said the Pakistani government had blundered badly by not sealing off the crime scene. Moments after Bhutto was killed, workers hosed down the blood at the blast site before any evidence could be collected. “When you’re dealing with a murder of this nature, you need to have forensics,” Yusuf said.



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5 responses to “Doctors Told to Shut Up”

  1. Uzair Ahmad Avatar
    Uzair Ahmad

    What is in concealing the ‘death cause’ of BB ? Even if she was shot dead… Why to negate ?

  2. JinnahFan Avatar

    Kudos to Alvi, once again.

    I’d like to mention another thing if I may. Right now, if you visit the New York Times website, you will see that the top story is:

    Gay Muslims Pack Their Own Dance Floor

    complete, with its own photograph. From the 2-3 lines I read, it’s apparently about gays, transgender, etc night clubs in Germany.

    Of all the stories that could have been front and center, including: the U.S. presidential primary race, the NY mayor possibly running for President, etc etc, they chose to put up the weirdest topic.

  3. Syed Faraz Mahmood Avatar

    I don’t understand what difference does it makes whether BB was killed by gunshot or sun roof lever. she died as a result of assassination attempt. Gunshots and bomb blast provide cogent evidence that the security was compromised.

  4. Silence Avatar

    What Pakistan Medical Association is doing?

    Its a real shame for doctors to shut up when told to do so !!!!!

    If majority of judges can deny the order tos shut up…….

    If lawyers community can deny.

    Why not the doctors, their past actions as a part of civil society has been quite positive.

    Please write to Pakistan Medical Association to interfare and show that they are part of civil society and have some balls against injustice, dictatorship and destruction of institutions.

    If such educayed people keep quite in such times and shut up when a dictator wants them to, then we can not expect any change in near future.