Since the murder of the first Prime Minister, the nation has been running after shadows and trying unsuccessfully to locate the smoking gun behind the fire, which took the life of Liaqat Ali Khan. A similar quest for the murderer of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto has been going on for decades with no end to speculations. The assassination of Benazir Bhutto has similarly been subjected to endless investigations by foreign and local agencies without finding any clue to the elimination of the third civilian Prime Minister of the country. The inquiries into the three murders are redundant because the hands behind the crimes are not invisible. The forces of status quo killed Liaqat Ali Khan in 1951, introduced the infamous law of necessity in 1958, dismembered the country in 1971, murdered the constitution of 1973, hanged Bhutto in 1979 and assassinated Benazir Bhutto in 2007. The erstwhile leaders of the pro status quo establishment were Ghulam Muhammad, Sikander Mirza, Ayub Khan, Yahya Khan, Zia-ul-Haq and Pervez Musharraf. There is something uncannily common among the six masterminds of treason. They abrogated the constitutions and dissolved the assemblies to concentrate power in their own hands. They created Kings parties to provide an artificial veneer of legitimacy to their usurpation of power. Their lawless regimes pioneered extremism which having graduated into terrorism poses an existential threat to the sate once again. History has passed its judgment on their crimes against the state and the people of Pakistan. So who killed Benazir Bhutto? So it is pretty simple to find the answer. The six villains should be brought to justice, five of them posthumously and the sixth in his lifetime. Musharrafs entry into politics should be banned and he should be brought back to the country and made to answer for the murder of the daughter of the east. There is no need to waste time in unnecessary speculations into murders which have been witnessed by history. Comments by other readers will be appreciated. B A MALIK, Islamabad, November 16.