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Khalid Shahinshah, key suspect in BB’s murder assassinated in Karachi

Khalid Shahinshah signaling someone before BB assassinationA key witness of a Bhutto assassination has been shot dead in Karachi yesterday on Khy-e-Bhukahri

DAWN: Khalid Shahanshah, the chief security officer of PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, was assassinated on Tuesday afternoon outside his Clifton residence, police and witnesses said. They said that gunmen on a white car sprayed him with a volley of bullets while he was stepping off his double-cabin vehicle in front of his house at Khyaban-i-Bukhari.

If many may recall a video surfaced after Benazir Bhutto assassination in Islamabad which showed Khalid Shahinshah suspiciously signaling to some one in the crowd.

Khalid Shahinshah, who was hired by Bhutto on the recommendation of her security advisor Rahman Malik, has been on the run ever since footage emerged of the strange gestures he had made while standing on the dais next to Bhutto while she addressed an election rally.

Shahinshah was standing on Bhutto’s left during her speech and ran a finger across his throat which implied slitting the throat. Security officials have expressed concern at his “suspicious gestures” which could not be ignored.

It seems as this is a Deja Vu of Murtaza Bhutto’s assassination when two on the key witnesses, SHO Haq Nawaz mysteriously died of self-inflicted wounds and Inspector Zeeshan Kazmi killed a few months later. Whilst we can recall that One must also remember that all the key players involved in Murtaza Bhutto’s assassination have been highly compensated starting off with, Shoaib Suddle who was deputy inspector-general (DIG) of Karachi at the time of the killing; is now IG Sindh

Wajid Durrani, alleged to be the coordinator of the Murtaza Bhutto’s assassination, was the senior superintendent of police (SSP) District South, Karachi, at the time of the killing. Mr Durrani, was promoted to additional deputy inspector-general (ADIG). Rai Tahir, who stopped the car and allegedly gave the signal to fire, was the assistant superintendent of police (ASP) in Clifton in 1996. He was promoted to district police officer (DPO) and moved to the Punjab

Shahid Hayat was another ASP from the Saddar district. He was promoted to ADIG, then DPO Thatta, and is now prowling Jinnah airport as the Deputy Director of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and very recently Dogar court compensated him for his lost wages during the few months of inactivity while Agha Jamil the station house officer (SHO) of the Napier police station in Karachi and was later promoted to work under his old comrade at the traffic department as a deputy superintendent (DSP).

With all this as a historical perspective in the background one does try to find a common denominator and in both cases it seems to have Asif Ali Zardari intrinsically involved in both Bhutto assassinations and quite mysteriously both key murders ended up inconclusive and all witnesses escaped investigation Even the 27th Dec assassination of Benazir Bhutto is remains a mystery with only Zardari being the key beneficiary to her assassination.


  • Barrister Ali K.Chishti |


    I- I knew Khalid from London and if you knew him – he was a man of integrity and nothing more.
    II- His acts on the stage were his normal as he was often called, a joker and Mr. Bean.
    III- It’s not necessary the beneficiary of one incident which are chief/prime suspects but people who benefited indirectly – that could be N.S that could be a lot of other people. But lets not go into ‘ifs’ & ‘buts’

    Kindly, honor the dead!!! Please…

  • Zafar Iqbal |

    I agree with Awab, we had seen a lot of mysterious things happening so far. And all these incidents mentioned by him are not just co-incidents. They are facts, and if I see at this as a murder investigator then I will point a finger first of all at the beneficiaries of that murder. So we should not ignore these things.

  • Imran |

    That does NOT look like a face of killer or conspirator, innocent always die in Pakistan, while guilty live like kings.

  • Imtiaz |

    The killing of any human being is really a very brutal act. We all condemn the killing of any Muslim, any Pakistani, and any Human Being.

    May Allah give him place in the heavens.

    Well as for as link to the Benazir killing is concerned there may be some chances as wrote by Awab but there could be chances the people who are actually involved in Benazir killing have also killed him to divert the investigations in Benazir case.

    God Know Better

  • Aflatoon |

    Naaa, his gestures don’t mean any thing.

    Looks like he went down to allow a cameraman to take a good snap of BB. He doesn’t have any signs of nervousness on his face.

    PPP blamed it on MQM (implicitly).

    Usually in parties like PPP and MQM, insiders are killed because :

    1) Opposition to the leadership or
    2) One group wanting to get closer to the leadership may kill another group who is already closer to the leadership.

    Moral of the story: Its bloody Politics in Pakistan, only the Harami-est win.

  • Aflatoon |

    Insider JOB

    Read this at DAWN….

    KARACHI, July 22:…..

    Darakhshan police said the 45-year-old PPP leader, who was stated to have been instrumental in the recent operation against gangsters in Lyari, reached his house along with a friend at about 2.45pm.

    Mr Shahanshah parked his vehicle outside his bungalow as the gate of his porch was being repaired, while his friend, Manzar Abbas, went inside.

    Wow what kind of friendship was that? the host was outside parking his car and the guest was already in the house Looks like the guest knew whats going to happen to the host…..

  • dr razahaider |

    @barrister chisti

    This is very astonishing that a joker, well known, as per chisti version, Mr. Bean, was appointed a chief security officer.

    It seems very easy to become barrister if you have few bucks’ .Just get admission in some school in Pakistan, stay there for few months, go to England for 9 month or so get the diploma from there and become a barrister after few dinners.

    But I don’t think such qualification bought through in lieu of bucks can create essence as an advocate and quality as trait to perceive and interpret things which can easily be assessed after having your version of thoughts.

    In books of investigative principle such acts after dreadful episodes can never escape definition and interpretation.

    If every thing would have been ok such actions would have never gain attention in the eyes of scrutiny.

    However if we critically evaluate the actions of the subject protocol officer and murder of BB, I would have no second thought but to tag the action and event a chain of command, explaining the mode and format of designed fatality.

    Eyes witness what is been shown and mind logically interpret what is seen.

    Ethically, deviation of thoughts only results when there are two episodes of different theme thereby, balancing each other, thus directing individual to indulge discussion with open horizon, dimensions and sphere hence, keeping all ifs and buts in legitimate vocabulary.

    Since the action and related turmoil have linear and symbiotic resemblance in meaning and explanation and resulting outcome, in no way exemption can be permitted.

    Similarly murder is itself explaining the connectivity thou there may be more factors to divert the thoughts in displacement.

    A person known to be a comedian is never a victim of his normal activity.

    @ All, why is it that after a sad episode of culmination as death we humanly express our opinion to close the chapter, as something unusual being happened therefore, no further discussion gains part of our lives that has caused such a turmoil to the country, such as that occur in the shape of the death of benazir Bhutto.

    In my opinion it is this attitude that has never highlighted and solved the murder, mysteries and myth from liaqat Ali khan to Benazir Bhutto.
    It is this attitude that people give away their will to participate in discussion thereby allowing criminals to enjoy the perks as there is no one to hinder the route that t has been created.

    We got to perceive thing professionally, like lawyers and doctors who after loosing a patient or client starts preparing the new patient or case so to relief as been asked to do.

  • Teeth Maestro |

    @Ali – I have no intention of disrespecting the departed, we mourn any such loss of life. But the overall punch of the message may well be directed at the lack of investigation in regards to the slaying of Benazir Bhutto. Ironically he was there making suspicious gestures (intentionally or not) but those were made barely moments before she was killed – I like many have reason to suspect, and question the so called investigation. Make these gestures anywhere in the world so close to a murder scene and you will most likely be deemed a prime suspect until proven innocent

    Our system is inherently corrupt and unless we catch and point out the blatant errors these criminals will (and always have) walked way scott free – in my books this is the second deliberate assassination of a Bhutto leader and that too suspiciously under the watch of Zardari.

    May his soul rest in peace – but the questions raised must stand in their own right they must

  • Shahzad |

    dr Raza Haider,

    Why are you firing personal attacks on Barrister Chishti? Just because he has different views than you? I personally don’t know him, but I find your remakrs against him very offensive.

    Shame on you. You don’t deserve the credentials of a DR. You can show-off as much as you want, but honestly Dr like you are the source of illness in the societies.

    You can earn the credentials you want, but its not easy to wash-away the sick-upbringing.

  • dr razahaider |

    Domain is a term used arbitrarily to express legitimate, restricted premises so to explain the visitor of its limited boundaries.

    Intellect have similar sibling in the format of domain where intellect can enter on behalf of their expertise ,skill, and define knowledge in the form and format of their qualification, interpretation, evaluation, inference, predictions and notions.

    Prefix and suffix awards and medal explain the legitimacy of concealed qualities that grants permissible visa to enter the domain of such intellects as similar school of thinking and thoughts.

    However distraction, distortion and displacement from ethical, moral and professional attitude due to factors that could buy any thing, less ability and knowledge, deteriorated these preliminary and honorary awards.

    Nevertheless, in spite of such deranged and distorted figure, discrimination is still the subject of study on ground of responses, reactions, and interpretations and assessment.

    Subject lawyer proved his abilities in the contest of similar belongings through his way to percept and interpret.

    Rejection, dejection, disown, criticism, and maltreatment although a universally accepted offensive terminologies but these factors of humiliation create reactionary offensive retaliation thus boosting and uplifting the profile of a person who is exposed or discriminated in this regard. Under such stressful preoccupied enmity, rift or rivalry desire to attack and compete again with the discriminator is created hence reverting again on the platform with more thrust and power.

    Since this platform is an intellectual platform, he is expected to visit the forum again with new concept of interpretation, perception and examination thereby defending the title and award that has been granted or achieved.

    In my opinion under the requisite justification ,I see no offence to be apologetic or be ashamed of my behavior as in fact I have tried to uplift his profile ,so that in future he may realize the fact that advocacy demands logical justification as circumstantial evidences on ground of available facts and figures.

    Whereas to your inquisition to my credentials ,please allow me to minimize discussion by saying that the above discussion is also a unique art of disembarking individual who can not properly interpret because of their low intelligence quotient ,and I would definitely wont like your kind sole to be engaged within the domain.

    My regards, to you and chisti, as well.

    Whereas, it is for your info that I have few more credentials of being a surgeon and military officer, as well.

  • ZF |

    May be his gesture simply means poking fun at BB voice.. Seems like he is tyring to say “BB ka gala betha hua hai”..

  • Obi Wan Kenobi |

    Dr. Sahib , may I ask you one question ? How much time do you spend in blogging? I guess you are a retired Army officer and not much to do. One piece of advice, no one really cares for so long comments.

  • Obi Wan Kenobi |

    Teetho, the comment was not directed to you :-), that was for Dr. Raza Haider who is continuously spamming pak blogosphere with his intellect… By the way you are not a dr., you are a dentist :-) haha. Just kidding. Any how I am still wondering if you could get us update on KU professor who was beaten up by rangers. I guess Prof. brother contacted you so you may have his email address. Any updates would be really appreciated or at least commit to us that you don’t have any updates and you really don’t care for an update as long as it stirred up the people at that time.

  • Asim |

    Dr Raza,

    take your credentials to impress the police in Pakistan, they may give you a salute for your credentials.

    But your writings and your words to belittle others earn you no respect. So if you think your credentials give you the right to launch personal attach on other because they differ from your view then you might as well take those credentials up your A$$.

  • dr razahaider |

    I think it’s not me but my writing that has probably started poking.

    Any ways dear all, dear we got to dig out what we want.

    Why is it that we are always short of time?

    It is because of this attitude that has distracted our thoughts and had infact squeezed our memory to short tempered dumps with usage within the premises of ,events as news, victims to orientate and reason, so to spend few days of hot discussion.

    Infact nothing gain but habitual looser.

    So why are the Muslims

    so powerless!!!

    Some thoughts: Extracts of speech by Hafez Adv. AB Mohamed: Director Al Baraka Bank, South Africa


    o World Jewish Population. 14 million

    o Distribution: 7m in America

    5m in Asia

    2m in Europe

    100 thousand in Africa

    o World Muslim Population: 1.5 billion

    o Distribution: I billion in Asia/Mid-East

    400 m in Africa

    44 m in Europe

    6 m in the Americas

    o Every fifth human being is a Muslim.

    o For every single Hindu there are two Muslims

    o For every Buddhist there are two Muslims

    o For every Jew there are 107 Muslims

    o Yet the 14 million Jews are more powerful than the entire 1.5 billion Muslims


    Here are some of the reasons.
    Movers of Current History

    o Albert Einstein Jewish
    o Sigmund Freud Jewish
    o Karl Marx Jewish
    o Paul Samuelson Jewish
    o Milton Friedman

    Medical Milestones

    o Vaccinating Needle: Benjamin Ruben Jewish

    o Polio Vaccine Jonas Salk Jewish

    o Leukemia Drug Gertrude Elion Jewish

    o Hepatitis B Baruch Blumberg Jewish

    o Syphilis Drug Paul Ehrlich Jewish

    o Neuro muscular Elie Metchnikoff Jewish

    o Endocrinology Andrew Schally Jewish

    o Cognitive therapy. Aaron Beck Jewish

    o Contraceptive Pill Gregory Pincus Jewish

    o Understanding of Human Eye. G. Wald Jewish

    o Embryology. Stanley Cohen Jewish

    o Kidney Dialysis Willem Kloffcame Jewish

    Nobel Prize Winners

    o In the past 105 years, 14 million Jews have won 180 Nobel prizes whilst 1.5 billion Muslims have contributed only 3 Nobel winners

    Inventions that changed History
    o Micro- Processing Chip. Stanley Mezor Jewish
    o Nuclear Chain Reactor Leo Sziland Jewish
    o Optical Fibre Cable Peter Schultz Jewish
    o Traffic Lights Charles Adler Jewish
    o Stainless Steel Benno Strauss Jewish
    o Sound Movies Isador Kisee Jewish
    o Telephone Microphone Emile Berliner Jewish
    o Video Tape Recorder Charles Ginsburg Jewish
    Influential Global Business
    o Polo Ralph Lauren Jewish
    o Coca Cola Jewish
    o Levi’s Jeans Levi Strauss Jewish
    o Starbuck’s Howard Schultz Jewish
    o Google Sergey Brin Jewish
    o Dell Computors Michael Dell Jewish
    o Oracle Larry Ellison Jewish
    o DKNY Donna Karan Jewish
    o Baskin & Robbins Irv Robbins Jewish
    o Dunkin Donuts Bill Rosenberg Jewish

    Influential Intellectuals/ Politicians

    o Henry Kissinger , US Sec of State Jewish

    o Richard Levin, President Yale University Jewish

    o Alan Greenspan , US Federal Reserve Jewish

    o Joseph Lieberman Jewish

    o Madeleine Albright , US Sec of State Jewish

    o Casper Weinberger , US Sec of Defense Jewish

    o Maxim Litvinov , USSR Foreign Minister Jewish

    o David Marshal , Singapore Chief Minister Jewish

    o Isaacs Isaacs, Gov-Gen Australia Jewish

    o Benjamin Disraeli, British Statesman Jewish

    o Yevgeny Primakov, Russian PM Jewish

    o Barry Goldwater , US Politician Jewish

    o Jorge Sampaio, President Portugal Jewish

    o Herb Gray, Canadian Dep-PM Jewish

    o Pierre Mendes, French PM Jewish

    o Michael Howard, British Home Sec. Jewish

    o Bruno Kriesky, Austrian Chancellor Jewish

    o Robert Rubin , US Sec of Treasury Jewish

    Global Media Influentials

    o Wolf Blitzer, CNN Jewish

    o Barbara Walters ABC News Jewish

    o Eugene Meyer , Washington Post Jewish

    o Henry Grunwald, Time Magazine Jewish

    o Katherine Graham , Washington Post Jewish

    o Joseph Lelyyeld, New York Times Jewish

    o Max Frankel, New York Times Jewish

    Global Philanthropists

    o George Soros Jewish

    o Waltewr Annenberg Jewish

    Olympic Gold Medalists

    o Mark Spitz 7 Gold Medals Jewish

    o Krayzelburg Jewish

    o Boris Becker

    Why are they powerful?

    So why are Muslims powerless? Here’s another reason. We have lost the capacity to produce knowledge.

    o In the entire Muslim World (57 Muslim Countries) there are only 500 universities.

    o In USA alone, 5,758 universities

    o In India alone, 8,407 universities

    o Not one university in the entire Islamic World features in the Top 500 Ranking Universities of the World

    o Literacy in the Christian World 90%

    o Literacy in the Muslim World 40%

    o 15 Christian majority-countries, literacy rate 100%

    o Muslim majority – countries , None

    o 98% in Christian countries completed primary

    o Only 50% in Muslim countries completed primary.

    o 40% in Christian countries attended university

    o In Muslim countries a dismal 2% attended.

    o Muslim majority countries have 230 scientists per one million Muslims

    o The USA has 5000 per million

    o The Christian world 1000 technicians per million.

    o Entire Arab World only 50 technicians per million.

    o Muslim World spends on research/developmen t 0.2% of GDP

    o Christian World spends 5 % of GDP


    o The Muslim World lacks the capacity to produce knowledge.

    Another way of testing the degree of knowledge is the degree of diffusing knowledge.

    o Pakistan 23 daily newspapers per 1000 citizens
    o Singapore 360 per 1000 citizens.
    o In UK book titles per million is 2000
    o In Egypt book titles per million is only 20

    o Muslim World is failing to diffuse knowledge

    Applying Knowledge is another such test.

    o Exports of high tech products from Pakistan is 1% of its exports.

    o In Saudi Arabia is 0.3%

    o Kuwait, Morocco and Algeria 0.3%

    o Singapore alone is 58%


    o Muslim World is failing to apply knowledge.

  • Nasir Jamal |

    I think that the murder investigation must involve Asif Zardari as well. He is the biggest beneficiary.

  • Tamim Babar |

    @ dr. razahaider

    Please try to keep focus on the BB issue at hand..dont involve unrelated arguements in attention..Most of your comments are quite boring unrelated and stem from personal qualification or from a topic that is not of concern here..

    P.S: i find your comment on Barrister Chisti a delibearte personal attack..you should be ashamed to call him a fraud barrister..SHAME ON YOU..

  • Kluivert |

    Muslim world is not failing to applying technologies but because of distancing themselves from Islam.

    You can see corruption on roads and you can see it in corridors of power.

  • mujeeb-ul-rehaman memon |

    hame rose raotay hay keyoon k hamari rani benazir bhuto ko shahid kar deya ghaya ya pakistan ka bahote bara noksan h
    aik world famous leader ko assay shaheed keya jatta h aur as k kateloon ka aj tak patta nahi challa ya america aur usma walli kahani h america attena powerfull h lekin ussama ass k hathe nahi atta aur pakistan bhi attna hi powerfull h lekin shaheed rani k kateloon ka patta nahi bare dukhe ki bat h m koi leader nahi am awam hoon aghar mujhe allah nay thora bhi power deya hotta to m zaroor tray kartta aur shaheed rani k kateloon ko zaroor saza dellwatta allah say duwa h ki saheed k kateloon ko jaldi saza ho jay
    from bhiria city
    my contact polite_memon007

  • fazal shah |

    as a recent news came from balochistan that a local tribe men Buried three alive womens in a grave , i know this is prety true , to be a baloch i ever defend our clture, and dont forget that zardari is a baloch tribe man and he followed his culture and history of baloch tribe men

  • Kaiser |

    Man can make mistakes and play god.The judges exercise justice but indulge in unbecoming actions. God Almighty dispenses Divine Justice. Just wait and see Nature never hides a murder, Divine justice shall one day expose the murderers who so ever they are,why create a fuss have faith and see whom nature makes an example for the Nation.
    “As you sow so shall you reap” even the Proah of Egypt had to face the wrath of Nature one Day.you mark my words, the murderers shall definately be exposed one day and will be made an example for the Nation.