UN is prepared to return $ 2.3 million owed to the country from the residual amount earlier given by Islamabad for an inquiry into former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s assassination.

With the efforts of Pakistan’s Mission to the UN in New York, UN is now ready to return this amount from the $3.5 million contributed by former president Asif Ali Zardari’s government.

The UN apologized for the delay in the matter to Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Dr Maleeha Lodhi, and is now prepared to return this amount as early as possible.

The UN Commission was established in 2008 to investigate the death of former prime minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto, at the request of the then PPP government of Pakistan.

The Report of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry into the facts and circumstances of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto was released in 2010.