Musharraf's daughter target for terrorists: Sindh Home Department

Published: July 17, 2013

DESIGN: SIDRAH MOIZ KHAN

KARACHI: Ayla Musharraf, daughter of former dictator on-trial Pervez Musharraf, is reportedly facing threats to her life according to a notification provided by the Home Department to the government of Sindh , reported Express News on Wednesday.

The home department was informed by intelligence agencies that banned terrorist organizations have drafted a plan to target the former dictator’s daughter in Karachi.

The department has requested the rangers and police for fool-proof security for Ayla Musharraf.

Pervez Musharraf also faces threats to his life ever since his return to Pakistan from self-exile, which delay his required physical appearance in court.

Musharraf, who returned from four years of self-imposed exile in March, has been under house arrest at his plush farmhouse on the edge of Islamabad since April 19.

He has been facing a slew of charges, including the proclamation of emergency rule on November 3, 2007 when he suspended the Constitution and put superior court judges under house arrest.

Reader Comments (32)

  • Aysha M
    Jul 17, 2013 - 3:52PM

    May Allah keep her in His hifz & amaan (ameen)

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  • Pasanni..
    Jul 17, 2013 - 3:56PM

    I am also facing,, why dont they inform the government..

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  • Aysha M
    Jul 17, 2013 - 3:57PM

    If this is some form of exerting pressure on Musharraf to leave the country, I dont think it will work. The upright and honest do not cave in

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  • Parvez
    Jul 17, 2013 - 4:13PM

    I wonder whos policies brought the country to this level ?

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  • Zara
    Jul 17, 2013 - 4:22PM

    Why security should be provided for his daughter. After all It’s musharaf who has initiated all this so why should his own daughter be secure.

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  • Kaleem
    Jul 17, 2013 - 4:37PM

    Loved the title “dictator on-trial” Bravo!

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  • Rehan
    Jul 17, 2013 - 4:44PM

    Lol. More tax payer money wasted on this woman? She hilariously planned and designed a useless large water fountain for Karachi which cost billions of tax payer rupees and which had to be shut down after a few months because of cost reasons (reasons she ignored beforehand lol). I say, no more tax money to this woman or her corrupt dad!
    Best,
    Rehan

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  • Insaan
    Jul 17, 2013 - 4:49PM

    The home department was informed by intelligence agencies that banned terrorist organizations have drafted a plan to target the former dictator’s daughter in Karachi.The department has requested the rangers and police for fool-proof security for Ayla Musharraf.

    There may be people who are MORE loyal to Musharraf then PM Sharif. Musharaf’s daughter should be provided same security as he provided for late PM Benazir Bhutto.

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  • mrs ahmed
    Jul 17, 2013 - 4:52PM

    Thanks Musharaf , you could not launch your children in politics la General Ayube and General Zia General Akhtar Abdur Rehman and most successful Abba Sharif , we are so enriched in our political arena with the gift of Gauher Ayube , Aijaz Ul Haq , Humayyoun nd Haroon Akhtar , most precious Sharif brothers , yes you never gave them any priviledge while in power , but sure because of you they are facing life threats . Thanks to your honesty and integrity . May ALLAH keep AYELA MUSHARRAF safe from these heneous barbarians .

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  • hazara
    Jul 17, 2013 - 4:53PM

    and what about hazara people in quetta, shias in karachi, innocent people of different ethnicities who are killed on daily basis but no body is caught, but home department does have intellegence report about one person’s daughter..are not we equal HAMWATNO

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  • Pro
    Jul 17, 2013 - 5:13PM

    Why not give ‘fool-proof security’ to EVERY Pak citizen, why only for members of a selected privileged class?

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  • Abid P. Khan
    Jul 17, 2013 - 5:14PM

    @Web Desk:
    “The home department was informed by intelligence agencies that banned terrorist organizations have drafted a plan to target the former dictator’s daughter in Karachi.”

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    The state is unable to provide a normal secure life to its own citizen who live in fear, while banned terrorist organisations rule unfettered.
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    Definitely, the country has been turned into a Terroristan.

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  • Bhatti
    Jul 17, 2013 - 5:42PM

    @hazara: Dude! Our heart goes out to all those who are suffering from the wrath of these barbarians (Terrorists) but would that be a good thing to kill Musharaf’s Daughter? what did she do to them? She is as innocent as others (Hazara Brothers) who are becoming a target of these Animals.

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  • Purva
    Jul 17, 2013 - 5:46PM

    May Allah keep her safe :) GOD BLESS MUSHARRAF :)

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  • Hasan
    Jul 17, 2013 - 5:50PM

    May she remain secure from the evil designs of terrorists. Ameen.

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  • Naveed
    Jul 17, 2013 - 6:56PM

    Former President not dictator ….. Who made us proud to be Pakistani .Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    Jul 17, 2013 - 6:58PM

    What about the men on street, who is daily facing threat to his life, due to lack of security, law & order and bombings ?
    Who will provide him any security ?
    This Nation is only interested in the Elite, and the day will come when masses will say, Enough is Enough to the Elite !
    That is what is required in the land of pure, and then only perhaps it may mange to survive as a country !

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  • Aysha M
    Jul 17, 2013 - 7:17PM

    @mrs ahmed:
    very well said

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  • shahid
    Jul 17, 2013 - 9:05PM

    Why is so foolish to still living in Pakistan? for god sake leave pakistan. You can get refuge in any country.

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  • Raja Islam
    Jul 17, 2013 - 9:14PM

    @Aysha M:
    Just because Musharraf and Altaf are Mohajir they automatically become upright and honest. Way to go.

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  • Jul 17, 2013 - 9:30PM

    @aysha & mrs Ahmed.
    Although people may call him a dictator but I have to agree with you that Musharraf is a true leader because he came back to the country; unlike other who are ‘Bhagoray’.

    It is wise of him that he didn’t join MQM as well after stepping down as President.

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  • Ishrat salim
    Jul 17, 2013 - 10:12PM

    @Raja Islam:
    People like you créate discrimination and racism….Stop it please……

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  • Abid Mohiuddin
    Jul 17, 2013 - 10:12PM

    May Allah Save Alya. Musharraf is a not only a great leader but an “:Azeem Father” who did not involve his family or children in Politics

    Insha Allah soon the boat of Nawaz will sink and an NEW ARMY LEADER WITH MUSHARRAF CHARACTER WILL EMERGE WHO WILL SAVE OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY

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  • Salman
    Jul 17, 2013 - 10:34PM

    Re. the comments on Musharraf’s ethnicity. A number of Punjabis hate the mohajirs who are Urdu-speaking, not the majority of mohajirs from east Punjab ( including the Sharif family ) who speak Punjabi. If language is what matters in deciding ethnic groupings, then may be the Punjabis have more of a bond with the Punjabis across the border, than with the Karachiites.

    As for security, who is safe in Karachi? Last winter when I was on my annual visit to Pakistan I felt insecure every time I stepped out and was once accosted by a cop who thought I looked suspicious, because I was carrying a backpack with bottled water.

    I sure am glad I live 12000 km away from Pakistan; but it is a country I care for and wish it well.

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  • Abid P. Khan
    Jul 17, 2013 - 11:52PM

    @Ishrat salim:
    “@Raja Islam:
    People like you créate discrimination and racism….Stop it please……”

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    He never let’s any opportunity pass without pouring out his venom. Old habits die hard.Recommend

  • A Pakistani
    Jul 17, 2013 - 11:52PM

    This is just another ploy of the former Dictator’s loyalists to grab the media attention and seek security protection at taxpayers expense. The Government of Pakistan must investigate as to who has “leaked” this information to the media and take him to task. The Sychophant loyalists of the former Dictator should also be jailed along with him.Recommend

  • Abid P. Khan
    Jul 17, 2013 - 11:55PM

    @Parvez:
    “I wonder whos policies brought the country to this level ?”

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    Had no idea that Ayla Hanim was presidential policy adviser!

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  • Jul 18, 2013 - 12:24AM

    @Raja sahib
    It is really shameful for you to associate Musharraf with MQM. A number of times Musharraf was asked about his intention to join MQM and he bluntly refused. Because he knows what MQM is all about.

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  • Babar Awan
    Jul 18, 2013 - 7:43AM

    I am an Ahmadi Muslim. I have been threatened everyday of my life since my school days. Notes have been sent to my home several times that Ishall be killed. This is thanks to the Government policy of declaring me non Muslim for the sake of the constitution and the religous fanatics who have no understanding of my beliefs or Islam. I pray to Allah every day 5 times per day to grant me and my family a fail safe security. So far Allah has helped me and several attempts on my life has been unsuccessful. Allah is the onky one who can grant fail safe security. I suggest to Musharraf Sahibs daughter to pray to Allah. May her prayers be answered. Ameen!!!

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  • Vortex
    Jul 18, 2013 - 3:46PM

    @Zara:
    “After all It’s musharaf who has initiated all this so why should his own daughter be secure.”

    What people don’t realise or want to appreciate is that the “war on terror” was mandated by the UN Security Council. Should Pakistan have stood alone in this world?

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  • Hedgefunder
    Jul 18, 2013 - 7:10PM

    @Vortex:
    What people don’t realise or want to appreciate is that the “war on terror” was mandated by the UN Security Council. Should Pakistan have stood alone in this world?

    Do you actually believe, as to Pakistan’s actions, duplicity and double games over past decade in WOT ?
    Do you also realise as to the route your rulers have chose to take in their foreign policy and consequences of that in current scenario on daily basis ?
    Please, just learn to acknowledge the basic facts and don’t believe too much of the hype, then perhaps you really will see a very clear picture !
    This Mess is self created and now its imploded in your nation’s face, yet you keep repeating, that you are victims, but the sad reality is that these elements are your assets who have decided to turn on their masters !
    The Global Community has watch and observed your Nation’s duplicity and its inactions too !
    We are not Blind, not Stupid !

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  • Vortex
    Jul 18, 2013 - 9:18PM

    @Hedgefunder:
    Your outburst is totally unrelated to my comment.
    “these elements are your assets who have decided to turn on their masters !”
    They are not our assets but perhaps yours i.e. India or whatever!

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