The son of the ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan has predicted a civil war if his father, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, is executed.
The son of the ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan has predicted a civil war if his father, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, is executed. Mir Murtaza Bhutto said his father's supporters had no faith in Pakistan's Supreme court, which is now hearing Mr. Bhutto's appeal against a death sentence, because he claimed, it was subservient to the military rulers. He said the court was taking an insulting and humiliating attitude towards Mr. Bhutto's case, and the Chief Justice had been acting as a spokesman for the government. Mir Murtaza Bhutto, who is a student at Oxford University, was speaking to newsmen in London on Wednesday (5 July) -- the first anniversary of the military coup which toppled his father. He said he would be locked up if he returned to Pakistan, and felt he could do more to help Mr. Bhutto outside the country. In an interview with Visnews reporter Nicholas Jennings he spoke of the military's determination to get rid of his father.