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Pakistan Army seeks security for `own man` Musharraf

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 16:38

Islamabad: Pakistan`s top security establishment has demanded `foolproof` security for former president and ex-military ruler General Pervez Musharraf, who landed in the country on Sunday.

According to a defence source, the military headquarters wrote a letter to the defence ministry seeking security for its former chief, reports The Express Tribune.

Musharraf, who ended his four-year self-imposed exile on Sunday, has been threatened by the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan ( TTP).

In a Taliban video , Adnan Rasheed, who took part in a previous attempt to assassinate Musharraf, warned him of dire consequences upon his return.

However, it is not clear if the army sought enhanced security for Musharraf on its own or at the request of the former military chief.

A spokesperson for All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), Asia Ishaq said that Musharraf, as a retired army chief, was entitled to security from the military. However, she claimed that the Pakistan Army took the initiative on its own and not at the request of Musharraf.

She expressed satisfaction over security measures put into place for Musharraf`s arrival in Karachi on Sunday. She confirmed that the army personnel, along with police and other law enforcement agencies, were providing security to Musharraf.


First Published: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 16:37
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