Pakistani Islamists Threaten To Kill Ex President Pervez Musharraf

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf

In a newly-released video, the pro-Taliban militants have threatened to kill former President Pervez Musharraf upon his arrival in Pakistan.

On Saturday, Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Ehsanullah Ehsan said in the video that the militant group had prepared a “death squad” to kill Musharraf.

This comes as the former leader prepares to fly home after nearly five years of self-imposed exile. The warning has come only a day ahead of Musharraf’s flight from Dubai to the port city of Karachi.

The former army chief-turned-president recently announced that he would return to Pakistan to attend the May general elections.

A court in Karachi secured Musharraf’s freedom two days ago by granting him 14 days’ bail.

The decision removed the last obstacle to his return. The 70-year-old Musharraf has been charged with several offences, including involvement in the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister, Benezir Bhutto.

Musharraf, who assumed power in a bloodless coup in 1999, was forced to step down and leave Pakistan in 2008. He’s been living in the UK and the UAE since then.

Agencies

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