TTP, SSP plan to attack Musharraf's farmhouse: Security agencies

Musharraf is being held at his Chak Shahzad farmhouse, which was declared a sub-jail on April 20.


Web Desk July 31, 2013
Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: After the successful attack on DI Khan jail, banned militant outfits have planned to attack former dictator Pervez Musharraf’s farmhouse in Islamabad, security agencies revealed on Wednesday.

Musharraf – who has been nominated in multiple criminal cases – is being held at his Chak Shahzad farmhouse, which was declared a sub-jail on April 20.

Information gathered by the intelligence agencies pointed at a possible attack by militants belonging to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan.

In the light of these recent threats, security agencies have issued warnings to all the relevant departments.

According to the alert, the attackers might disguise themselves as security officers.

TTP had earlier issued threats to assassinate the former dictator, calling him "Satan." Musharraf went to the top of the Taliban hit list after ordering the army in 2007 to storm Lal Masjid in Islamabad. The operation left more than 100 people dead and opened the floodgates to attacks in Pakistan.

He had escaped three assassination attempts when in office from 1999 to 2008, a target of extremists because of his alliance in the US-led “war on terror” and attempts to clamp down on militants.

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COMMENTS (42)

Manxer | 7 years ago | Reply @Xnain: Nandipur Power Project was started by General Musharraf in January 2008,last government(PPP) with the help of Ministry of Law & Justice(CJ) delayed the almost complete project(expected finished date was April 2011)just because it was General Musharrafs project. Neelam Jehlum : The Neelum–Jhelum Hydropower Plant,another one of GENERAL MUSHARRAFs projects.The Neelum–Jhelum Hydropower Plant is part of an under construction run-of-the-river hydroelectric power scheme designed to divert water from the Neelum River to a power station on the Jhelum River. The power station is located in Azad Kashmir, 22 km (14 mi) south of Muzaffarabad and will have an installed capacity of 969 MW. Construction on the project began in 2008 after a Chinese consortium was awarded the construction contract in July 2007. The project is expected to be complete in 2016. Significant delays, funding issues, and the potential impacts of India's Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project upstream have surrounded the project. atleast TWO are here to contradict what the Media and politicians are feeding the PUBLIC of PAKISTAN.
Naim | 7 years ago | Reply

@Sandip:Anti mush people believe in the propaganda fed by pmln, ppp etc in the last 5 years.Foreign fighters who were on the run from Afghanistan we're caught and captured in Pakistan were offered to their countries of origin, When they refused to take them back,that's when they were handed over to the Americans, anti Musharraf elements have turned the foreign fighters into Pakistanis over the years.

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