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Published On: Fri, May 3rd, 2013

Chaudhry Zulfikar Ali, Pakistani prosecutor, murdered before Pervez Musharraf bail hearing in Benazir Bhutto murder case

Gunman have fatally shot Chaudhry Zulfikar Ali in Islamabad, the prosecutor in the Benazir Bhutto murder case.

The May 3 report confirms detailed that the attorney was on his way to court in Rawalpindi Friday for a hearing on former military leader Pervez Musharraf’s application for bail for the Bhutto murder. Ali represented the state in charges implicating Musharraf in the unsolved assassination Bhutto five years ago.

He was the prosecutor in the trial of seven members of the Islamist Lashkar-e-Taibe terrorist group who were charged with orchestrating the Mumbai attacks of November 2008.

The prosecutor was shot by gunmen traveling by motorcycle and car. His bodyguard was injured and a woman passing by killed.

Nobody claimed responsibility for the killing, but as Ali’s work put him in direct conflict with militant groups, suspicion immediately fell on them.

The shooting in Islamabad comes as Pakistan prepares for nationwide elections on May 11. Taliban militants have tried to derail the elections with a wave of shootings and bombings aimed at candidates.

Also on Friday, in the southern city of Karachi, gunmen killed an anti-Taliban election candidate along with his 6-year-old son and a political activist.

Pakistani prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfikar Ali was killed Friday  photo screenshot Chaudhry Zulfikar Ali speaking with press during terrorist trials

Pakistani prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfikar Ali was killed Friday photo screenshot Chaudhry Zulfikar Ali speaking with press during terrorist trials

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