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Taliban plan to kidnap Musharraf: Pak spy agencies

Pakistani intelligence agencies have warned that the Taliban have made plans to kidnap former military ruler Pervez Musharraf

Pakistani intelligence agencies have warned that the Taliban have made plans to kidnap former military ruler Pervez Musharraf,currently being held at his private residence here after being arrested in several criminal cases.

The intelligence agencies have issued an advisory that the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan might attempt to abduct Musharraf while he is being taken from his farmhouse to court,Geo News channel reported Friday.

The channel quoted its sources as saying the Taliban was working with other jihadi groups to kidnap Musharraf.

The intelligence agencies directed security agencies to ensure strict surveillance and tight security to foil the plans of the militants,the report said.

Shortly after Musharraf returned to Pakistan from self-exile last month,the Taliban announced that they had formed a special squad of suicide bombers and snipers to target him.

A car rigged with a huge amount of explosives was recently found near Musharraf’s farmhouse on the outskirts of Islamabad,which was declared a “sub-jail” after he was arrested last week when a court revoked his bail in a case over the detention of dozens of judges during the 2007 emergency.

Musharraf returned to Pakistan last month after nearly four years of self-exile,promising to “save” the country from economic ruin and militancy.

Musharraf in FIA custody over Bhutto murder

ISLAMABAD: Pervez Musharraf was Friday remanded in custody of the Federal Investigation Agency till April 30 by a anti-terrorism court in connection with 2007 assassination case of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Official sources told PTI that Musharraf would continue to be held at his farmhouse while he is questioned by a joint investigation team of the FIA. During a brief hearing at the anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi,held in tight security,Judge Chaudhry Habib-ur-Rehman accepted the FIA’s request to be given physical custody of the 69-year-old former military ruler. PTI

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