Banned militant outfits plan to attack Musharraf’s farmhouse; the attackers might disguise themselves as security officers: Security agencies


ISLAMABAD: The banned militant outfits plan to attack former military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s farmhouse residence in Chak Shahzad on the outskirts of Islamabad, security agencies revealed on Wednesday.

Security agencies have issued warnings to all the relevant departments following the threat of a possible terror attack by militants belonging to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) on Musharraf’s residence.

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

The TTP had earlier issued threats to assassinate the former dictator, calling him the “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.

Musharraf 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.

It is pertinent to mention that the former President, 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.

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