Lahore: Former deputy Prime Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi on Monday claimed that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government was installed in Pakistan in 2008, under a US plan.

In an interview to a private TV channel, Elahi said that Condoleezza Rice (former US secretary of state) was behind the plan that led to People’s Party’s rise to power. He said the former US official Richard Armitage had gone on record to say that the plan was knitted by former president Pervez Musharraf, in collaboration with his aide Tariq Aziz.

To question in connection with the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto , Pervez Elashi said Baitullah Mehsud, the former chief of proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), had ordered the assassination of Benazir Bhutto .

"Benazir Bhutto had nominated me and others in a bid to build political pressure on my party [Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q),” he maintained.

Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a gun and bomb attack on December 27, 2007 after she addressed a public rally at Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi.