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Rumor Mill: ASP involved in Murtaza Bhutto’s murder compensated by Dogar Court

This rumor report has been submitted by a credible source, naturally more investigation is still needed

Last night at a wedding a very senior government officer narrated to me a strange story.

He said that he has seen a Supreme Court document, which is a decision on the application of ASP Shahid Hayat who was one of the accused in the Murtaza Bhutto case. His application to the Court filed on July 6th stated that he was an accused in the murder of Murtaza Bhutto and was suspended for two years. Therefore besides claiming benefits for the missing years (he was paid his emoluments) he requested that his service may be extended beyond the age of retirement for two years also.

The Dogar Court under the unofficial direction of Mr Zardari has given the decision in favor of ASP Shahid Hayat on July 13th that is within 7 days of his application. My source says that the decision was given (not announced) with instructions that it should not be released to the media. He says he has read the decision which was brought to him by another officer who is going to plead his case along the same lines (basically loss of income…..not salary but all those under the counter benefits)

I have no way of confirming this yet but am circulating this with the request that people stretch their antennas and look for some confirmation from other sources.


  • Mr Injustice |

    Scandalous judgments by a scandalised court with no regard to rule of law or law of limitation. Why is this court not publishing its orders.

    Someone make a request under freedom of information ordinance 2002 to get order

  • Nasir Jamal |

    All the officers involved in the Murtaza Bhutto murder case are being adjusted. This love for Bhutto is only a sham. He has got a chance to mint more money. But I do not blame Asif Zardari. It is the people of Pakistan who are to blame. It is the so called intelligentisia of the society who are to blame for it.

  • stark contrast |

    The most popular saying is that zardari himself killed murtuza, here to the fact that murtuzas mother wakes up from her sleep and shouts zardari you killed my son! She is then sedated back to sleep.

    Why wouldn't zardari take care of these people who have made him who he is today– the peoples popular inelected king of Pakistan- all the power, none of the accountability!

  • Irtiza |

    Yes it is the Pakistanis who elected PPP….Everyone knew who was Asif Zardari…..acha hua ab bhugtu……bewakoofi mae aaker jahilon ko vote dae dia…

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  • nota |

    I will not doubt the story for a moment. A somewhat related story reported by Bolta Pakistan on Aaj TV was that that guy police guy Dr. Suddle filed a case for extension of his retirement age stating he should be granted three years extra as he was suspended “illegally” for those years and so he was not able to serve when he had a right to. Well his argument was accepted by the court and his retirement postponed. This, according to Bolta Pakistan, has opened the floodgates and every suspended-because-of-corruption government employee has filed petition in court using the Suddle case as a precedence and they are being allowed back in!…