Pakistani officials suspended after U.N.'s Bhutto report





Seven senior Pakistani officials have been suspended from their positions and prohibited from leaving the country as a result of a United Nations commission report on the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's information minister told CNN Sunday.

The officials were senior police officers and senior administration officials who held different positions at the time of Bhutto's death, said Qamar Uz Zaman Kaira, federal information minister.

The senior police officials include Chaudhry Adbul Majid, Saud Aziz and Yasin Farooq. Irfan Elahi, a senior administration official of the Civil Service - a top official in Rawalpindi District - is also on the list. The contract of an eighth official, Brig. Javed Iqbal Cheema, a former Interior Ministry spokesman, was terminated in connection with the U.N. report, Kaira said.



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