Army seeks high se­cu­rity for Mushar­raf

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Army au­thor­i­ties have de­manded in black and white the government to pro­vide ro­bust se­cu­rity to former Pres­i­dent Gen (R)Pervez Mushar­raf , An of­fi­cial in Min­istry of De­fence on the con­di­tion of anonymity has dis­closed.

The source said GHQ had writ­ten a let­ter to Min­istry of De­fence that due to pre­vail­ing law and or­der sit­u­a­tion of the coun­try in which they asked the government ex Pres­i­dent and former army chief Pervez Mushar­raf must be pro­vided heavy con­tin­gent of se­cu­rity due to life threats against him from dif­fer­ent de­funct Ji­hadi out­fits in­clud­ing banned Tehrik-i-Tal­ban Pak­istan(TTP).

Of­fi­cial told me­dia that af­ter re­ceiv­ing the let­ter from army au­thor­i­ties Min­istry of De­fence had fur­ther writ­ten a let­ter to Min­istry of In­te­rior for pro­vi­sion of fool proof se­cu­rity to Pervez Mushar­raf due to cur­rent en­vi­ron­ment of Pak­istan.

Former Pres­i­dent Pervez Mushar­raf ar­rived Karachi on Sun­day af­ter­noon. Af­ter the gen­eral elec­tions of 2008, he re­mained on the slot of Pres­i­dent till Septem­ber 2008 , when sit­ting Pres­i­dent Asif Ali Zar­dari took oath of his of­fice. He left the coun­try in Au­gust 2008 in self­ex­ile. In the pe­riod of al­most four and half years he stayed at USA, Eng­land and Dubai, where he de­liv­ered lec­tures at dif­fer­ent renowned univer­si­ties on on­go­ing war against ter­ror­ism.

He also formed a new po­lit­i­cal party with the name of All Pak­istan Mus­lim League (APML) as he was be­come its founder head. New he in­tends to take part in the 11 May gen­eral elec­tioin from the plat­form of his party.

Dur­ing his ab­sence, he was nom­i­nated in sev­eral cases in­clud­ing mur­ders of former Prime Min­is­ter Be­nazir Bhutto ,ex Baluchstan’s na­tion­al­ist leader Nawab Ak­bar Bugti and op­er­a­tion at Lal Masjid by the var­i­ous courts of law. The courts had also is­sued his war­rants in some cases.

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