UNITED NATIONS: - The people of Pakistan want an independent investigation into the assassination of Benazir Bhutto to get to the bottom of the plot to kill her and that's why the elected government decided to approach the U.N., Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said. Responding to reporters' questions at U.N. headquarters in New York on Wednesday afternoon, he said the government had examined threadbare all aspects of its decision to seek a probe, conducted by the U.N., which is an impartial and neutral body. "We have throughly considered its implications for our country, all the pros and cons before making the decision" Qureshi is scheduled to meet Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday afternoon to pursue his request for the establishment of an international commission for a probe into the PPP leader's slaying. The foreign minister said the request was in line with the wishes expressed in the unanimous resolutions adopted by the National Assembly and four Provincial Assemblies. All political parties had supported the decision to seek an investigation by an impartial, neutral organization, he said. The people of Pakistan, he went to say, had not accepted the results of the inquiry conducted in the wake of the gun-and-bomb attack that killed the PPP leader last December. "Our people have faith in this institution, its impartiality and neutrality to do the job," he said of the U.N. The government, he said, did not believe in witch-hunting. That was why  it opted for an impartial probe to identify the culprits. Benazir Bhutto was not an ordinary leader, he said, adding that she represented a point of view. In demanding the establishment of an international commission, the foreign minister said Pakistan was not following the example of the special tribunal, set up by the UN Security Council, to look into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005. Pakistan's request was of an entirely different nature. Asked if the U.N. agreed to conduct the inquiry would it would a timeline to finish the job, Qureshi said the Pakistan government would like the world body to complete the work in the shortest possible time "within a year."