His brief visit later in the day — his first since taking office two years ago — comes two days after gunmen kidnapped a top UN official in southwest
Pakistani officials say talks will focus on the expected formation of a UN commission to investigate the killing of Bhutto, a two-time prime minister who was killed at a campaign rally in December 2007.
"He’s arriving in the afternoon. He will meet Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. Then he will call on President Asif Ali Zardari and attend a banquet before leaving for
"He is expected to announce the formation of a commission to investigate Benazir’s killing," the official added.
Bhutto, the first woman to become prime minister of a Muslim country, was killed on December 27, 2007 in a gun and suicide attack after addressing an election rally in
The Pakistani government at the time and US officials accused tribal warlord Baitullah Mehsud of plotting the attack, though he denies the charge.
Last December, a spokesman for Ban said the UN leader hoped a commission could be established soon but that further consultation with
Ban has called for the "immediate and safe release" of John Solecki, the head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in the city of