Zardari allowed to have extra security amid life threat

PoliticsZardari allowed to have extra security amid life threat

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday allowed the former President Asif Ali Zardari to keep a private guard and a bullet-proof car with tinted glasses for security purposes.

The provincial court granted the above after former president’s attorney Abu Bakar Zardari had filed a petition in the court on behalf of the former head of state seeking full-proof security on the pretext that his life is under threat.

   

In the petition, the court was requested to grant weapons’ licenses and allow the hiring of personal guards for the security of Zardari, his son and two daughters. It also referred to a bullet-proof car with tinted glasses for the former president’s security.

The petitioner had also demanded licenses for over 100 weapons for security purposes.

The attorney said that there was no specific threat to Zardari, but that the president had taken tough decisions against anti-democratic forces during his tenure, adding that those elements posed a threat to his life and to the lives of his family members.

“It is the typical mindset that assassinated Benazir Bhutto…and those elements still pose threats to the life of Zardari and his family,” the attorney said.

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