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Getting Away with Murder: Benazir Bhutto's Assassination and the Politics of Pakistan

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On December 27, 2007, a suicide bomber killed Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan. Brilliant and charismatic, the head of a political family as important to Pakistani history as the Gandhis in India or the Kennedys in the United States, Bhutto had recently returned from exile to challenge military dictator Pervez Musharraf in a democratic election. In the ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published December 9th 2013 by W. W. Norton & Company
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Libby (Streed's Reads)
Oct 31, 2016 Libby (Streed's Reads) rated it really liked it
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REVIEW: Benazir Bhutto's widower, Asif Ali Zardari, addressed the United Nations with the goal of encouraging it to create an investigation into his wife's murder. Heraldo Munoz, a Chilean journalist, lived in a country with seemingly no intense political nor economic interest in Pakistan. His work revealed a compelling set of credentials, inclusive of having "presided over the Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council during 2003 and 2004" (16),
Nov 29, 2016 Louise rated it really liked it
Herald Munoz was asked by UN Secretary General Ban Kai-Moon to lead a fact finding mission and report on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Munoz was asked as a diplomat, a journalist and a representative of Chile, a country with little history with Pakistan or influence/concern about its internal issues or external relations. A representative of Chile, which was saddled with a dictator through a coup which now is known to have had US backing, was believed to be sensitive to the international ...more
Tariq Mahmood
Sep 03, 2014 Tariq Mahmood rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, pakistan
As a Pakistani, I loved this book. The fact that the author is South American who have their own history of dealing with America made his point of view even more poignant. The book is extremely well researched, edited and reads like a crime thriller, only that sadly it is based on the set of events :( The Pakistani seems to oscillate between grossly incompetent and superbly efficient. Just consider the very effective and thorough investigation carried out by ISI of the Musharaff attack and compa ...more
Muhammad Syed
Jul 17, 2014 Muhammad Syed rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All
This book provided a great trove of knowledge to myself concerning the role of ISI and Police. Being a Pakistani I always regard ISI better investigation unit when put in comparison with the Police.

The West may not be cognizant of the fact that Pakistan Police is too politicized with all leading political parties awarding jobs to their faithful's. Police is yet to be transformed as an institution. Then there is the culture of "yes man ship" to acquire undue and undeserved promotions in Police.
May 12, 2014 Steve rated it it was amazing
This book initially began as the story of the UN investigation into the assassination of the former Pakistani prime minister in December 2007. But as the author (who headed the UN team) got further into writing the book, it transformed into a study of the history of Pakistan, its political history, relations with the United States and the multiple problems that the Asian nation faces today. A very good look at a very complicated topic.
Wes F
Mar 21, 2015 Wes F rated it really liked it
I found this a quick and fascinating read. Written by the UN Commissioner for the Benazir Bhutto assassination. Fingers pointed in many directions--mostly higher-up Pakistani officials, including ISI and the local police and, of course, the hateful Islamic extremist groups. Good insights, though the rather hazy conclusions of the report was a bit disappointing in the end.
Jan 27, 2014 Irwin rated it really liked it
Why write a whodunit when you can’t say who done it? That's the challenge faced by veteran UN and Chilean diplomat Heraldo Muñoz in this methodical look at the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Read my full review on
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A good read. But confuses you also.
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Nothing new. Very pro-Bhutto.
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