Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, before assassination. – File photo

ISLAMABAD: A key witness of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s assassination probe, Dr musadiq left for USA without the Government permission, sources told DawnNews on Monday.

Dr Musadiq was the principal of Rawalpindi Medical College, who examined the wound of Benazir Bhutto when brought to the general hospital on Decemeber 27, 2007.

Secretary of the Punjab Health Department, Fawad Hassan told DawnNews that the department received Musadiq’s leave application after his departure from the country, which was unacceptable.

Dr Musadiq had claimed that the cause of death was the wound from the lever of vehicle’s sun roof rather than the bullet wound.

The case had been forwarded to the Punjab chief minister.

Dr Musadiq was facing investigation from the Punjab Health Department for allegedly misusing authorities and indiscipline. – DawnNews

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