It said it was "mystified by the efforts of certain high-ranking Pakistani government authorities to obstruct access to military and intelligence sources".
The Assassination of Benazir Bhutto : The UN Report
A forensic team from Scotland Yard was involved in the investigation but the commission said its remit was narrow and it had to take much on good faith from the Pakistan police. The commission claimed the police had lied to Scotland Yard. The commission's inquiry shows the accounts of the Rawalpindi police provided to Scotland Yard to be largely untrue.
The commission was baffled that the Rawalpindi police hosed down the crime scene within an hour of the murder, destroying almost all potential evidence. The ISI is one of the most powerful organisations in Pakistan, with a pervasive reach.
No startling revelations
The commission found that the ISI conducted a parallel inquiry into the killing, gathering evidence and detaining suspects. The commission said it believed the failure of the police to investigate Bhutto's assassination effectively was deliberate. The commission does not say why the ISI hampered the investigation but offers a hint: Rashid Qureshi , General Musharraf's former spokesman, branded the inquiry a "pack of lies" in comments made to the BBC.
The inquiry was not well conducted," he said.
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Bhutto was assassinated on Dec. Just days before, she had returned to Pakistan from self-imposed exile to contest elections as the country prepared for a return to democracy after eight years of military rule. Her death was followed by widespread rioting and a protracted period of national mourning. He instead criticized former Pakistani officials for failing to conduct an autopsy and for evidence lost.
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