U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the United Nations will soon launch a formal inquiry into the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Mr. Ban made the announcement today, Wednesday in Islamabad after he met with Ms. Bhutto's widower, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.
A Pakistani investigation last year concluded that Taliban militants were likely responsible for Ms. Bhutto's death in December 2007. But her political party has suggested that her political opponents may have played a role in the plot.
Earlier today, Mr. Ban met with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. The U.N. chief called on Pakistan to fully cooperate with India in investigations into last November's terror attacks in Mumbai. Before the U.N. chief arrived in Pakistan, he made a previously unannounced visit to Afghanistan, where he met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.