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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, 268 pages
Published December 9th 2013 by W. W. Norton & Company
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Tariq Mahmood
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
Sep 17, 2014 Muhammad Syed rated it 4 of 5 stars
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....more
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.
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
I enjoyed learning not just the UN investigation, but also the history and political structure of Pakistan.
Muhammad Ahmed
Worth reading. Brief history of Pakistani politics and political behaviours in Pakistan.
Waqas Iftikhar
A good read. But confuses you also.
Nothing new. Very pro-Bhutto.
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