The U.N. team conducting an inquiry into the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto will not seek to name culprits, the commission’s head said Friday, lowering expectations from the outset.
The three-member team arrived in Pakistan Thursday for its first visit as part of a probe into the circumstances surrounding the attack that killed Bhutto after an election campaign rally in Rawalpindi city on December 27, 2007.
Conspiracy theories abound over who was behind the assassination, but the head of the commission, Chile’s U.N. ambassador Heraldo Munoz, sought to play down expectations about what it would ultimately publish in its findings at the end of December.
“If you think that there will be smoking guns in terms of names, our report is not that,” Munoz told reporters in the Pakistani capital.
“We will try to establish the truth….anything else is beyond our realm,” he said.