NewsONE obtains copy of Mark Siegel’s statement


KARACHI: NewsONE has obtained a copy of US journalist Mark Siegel’s statement recorded in the murder case of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.


In his statement recorded on October 1, Siegel said Musharraf was responsible for the murder of Benazir Bhutto because she had informed him of death threats being faced.

Siegel added that an intelligence agency of a gulf country had traced a phone call in which plans to murder Benazir Bhutto were discussed.

The US journalist also revealed that Benazir Bhutto had requested Musharraf to be allowed to bring a foreign security team to Pakistan.

The former president dismissed requests for a foreign security team and cars with tinted windows.

Siegel in his statement further said he had learnt that mobile jammers provided for Benazir’s security during the Karsaz tragedy were not operational.