Former Pakistani army chief blames CIA for Zia’s plane crash

Pakistan’s former army chief General (r) Mirza Aslam Beg says the US Central intelligence agency (CIA) is responsible for the 1988 plane crash that killed then president and army chief Ziaul Haq. In an interview, Beg told Turkish Anadolu news agency that the plane crash was not an accident, but sabotage. An internal inquiry conducted by the military intelligence also raised suspicion about the role of the CIA in the plane crash.

Zia, one of the most powerful Pakistani heads of state, was killed on August 17, 1988 after the C-130 plane carrying him and other Pakistani and US officials crashed just outside Punjab’s Bahwalpur.

Source: Samaa