I’m not scared of Taliban threats: Musharraf

Musharraf says he is not scared of 'hollow threats made only with words'.


Web Desk March 23, 2013
Former President Pervez Musharraf speaks during a news conference in Dubai March 23, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS

Former president Pervez Musharraf said on Saturday that he was not scared of any “hollow” threats made by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Musharraf, during a press conference in Dubai, said that he has been receiving threats for 12 years and he would have run away from Pakistan at that time only if he was scared.

“I resigned in August 2008 and stayed there till April 2009, without the kind of security I had as a president,” he said. “I’m not the kind to be scared by such threats made only with words.”

The TTP, in a video message, threatened to use suicide bombers and snipers to kill Musharraf when he returns home from exile.

Musharraf said that it was the duty of the government to provide him with security on his return. “I have written a letter to them as well to provide me with the security I’m supposed to get as an ex-president. But still, I don’t rely on them. I have my own security.”

He also said that he has been leading the party with a “remote-control” but that cannot be done for long and will return to Pakistan to lead his party from the front.

COMMENTS (61)

Dr. A. K. Tewari | 8 years ago | Reply

@Usmam , Musarraf is there to turn this majority to an insignificant minority . He is not going to leave Pakistan in near future and he will get due protection and respect if not by judiciary then army will have to play her role democraticaly after the election and in the election to keep the so called majority under her albow .

Dr. A. K. Tewari | 8 years ago | Reply

@ Usman , Musarraf is a hard nut to crack . Raj has said well . He may come out safely as a rich Pakistani to us . But at present his stand is very clear to his supporters both at home as well as at abroad .

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