Nar­row es­cape

Southasia - - BRIEFINGS -

For­mer pres­i­dent Pervez Mushar­raf es­caped another at­tempt on his life when a five-kilo­gram bomb was re­cov­ered on his route to the spe­cial court. The for­mer mil­i­tary ruler was due to ap­pear be­fore the court to face trea­son charges under Ar­ti­cle 6 for sus­pend­ing, sub­vert­ing and ab­ro­gat­ing the con­sti­tu­tion, im­pos­ing an emer­gency in the coun­try in Novem­ber 2007 and de­tain­ing judges of the su­pe­rior courts.

Se­cu­rity per­son­nel found two pis­tols, a five-me­ter de­t­o­na­tor wire as well as 16 bul­lets near his farm­house when they were clear­ing his route. The Bomb Dis­posal Squad ar­rived at the scene and dif­fused the bomb which was found in a brief­case.

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