ISLAMABAD - After over five years, the Pakistan People’s Party has decided to become a party in the Benazir Bhutto murder case.

PPP secretary general, Sardar Latif Khosa has filed a request with the special court to provide documents pertaining to past proceedings in the BB murder case. The request also stated that the PPP has a right to become a party in the murder case of its martyred leader.

The former ruling party has also authorised Khosa to engage any lawyer, jurist or person from within or outside the country to pursue the case to its logical conclusion and ensure that the culprits responsible for the heinous crimes are punished for their criminal misdeeds of the gravest magnitude.

The main opposition party had taken the decision through a resolution passed in a party meeting. The resolution reads, "Resolved that PPP Secretary General Sardar Latif Khan Khosa is authorised to take all necessary steps as intervener in the proceedings, file requisite Power of Attorney, engage/associate any other Lawyer and to pursue the Case to its logical conclusion and ensure that the culprits responsible for the heinous crimes are punished for their criminal misdeeds of the gravest magnitude."

The resolution also states it is imperative that the PPP takes ownership and ensure the due punishment to the culprits is meted out, so that the rule of law prevails, and the motherland is not deprived of such leaders who are born in centuries and change the destinies of nations and countries."

An anti-terrorism court has indicted former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf and six others in the case. The former prime minister was killed during a gun and bomb attack after an election rally in Rawalpindi in December 2007. The Pervez Musharraf-led government had blamed the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan for her assassination.