Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon Thursday acknowledged the receipt of Pakistan's request through the Permanent Representative and said it was being studied by the UN legal experts, a Foreign Office statement said.
He made the statement when meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Paris, according to the News Network International news agency.
Qureshi is on a visit to Paris to attend the International Conference in Support of Afghanistan.
Referring to Pakistan's request for an international probe into the tragic assassination of former Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, Qureshi said the national and provincial parliaments had unanimously called for the establishment of an independent investigation commission under UN auspices to identify the culprits, perpetrators, organizers and financiers of this heinous crime.
Benazir Bhutto was killed in gunshot and suicide blast at the entrance of a park in Rawalpindi on Dec. 27.
Ban Ki-moon lauded Pakistan's contribution to the UN peace-keeping operations. He said the UN counted on Pakistan's support and cooperation in its efforts for return of peace and security to Afghanistan.