U.N. to investigate Bhutto's assassination

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An independent commission will start investigating the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in July, the United Nations has announced.

The commission will have six months to fact-find and report to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who announced the commission in February, the release said. Moon is expected to share the findings with the U.N. Security Council and the Pakistani government, which requested the commission.

Ambassador Heraldo Munoz of Chile will lead the three-person effort, which is to include Marzuki Darusman, a former attorney general for Indonesia, and Peter Fitzgerald, a veteran of the Irish National Police.

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