ISLAMABAD: In view of security threats to former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s Chak Shehzad farmhouse, a bomb-proof security wall is being constructed.
Earlier today, heavy machinery and bomb-proof concrete blocks were transported to the former president’s farmhouse.
The construction work is expected to be completed by evening.
Musharraf had been receiving several threats to his life since his return to Pakistan and explosives have been recovered from around his farmhouse residence on a number of occasions.
Last year, in April 2013, 45 kilograms of explosives had been discovered in a car abandoned near his farmhouse when he was being taken back there after his appearance in an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi.
Meanwhile, police had discovered five kilograms of explosive materials, weapons and ammunition close to the route that former dictator was due to take from his house to the court on Dec 24 whereas on Dec 30, the police had recovered four packets of explosive materials near Musharraf’s farmhouse.
As recently as March 10, the Islamabad police chief, the chief commissioner and the Interior Ministry had warned that terrorists affiliated with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and Al Qaeda had planned to target the retired General based on a letter sent to Home Secretary Punjab.
Consequently, the ministry advised extreme vigilance and fool-proof security measures be taken to avoid any untoward incident.