Published On: Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Published in Category: Islamabad

5kg bomb recovered from Musharraf’s route to court

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ISLAMABAD: A bomb was recovered near former president Pervez Musharraf’s Islamabad residence, minutes before he was to appear before Special court Tuesday in treason case proceeding.

The Bomb Disposal Squad arrived at the scene, nearly 1 kilometre from Chak Shehzad farmhouse of the former president, and diffused the bomb which was planted on the route of Musharraf’s convoy.

A five kilogram bomb was recovered from former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s route to court Tuesday morning. According to the Rangers sources, a five kilogram bomb and two pistols were found in a bag along the road near National Institute of Health. The bomb disposal squad reached the site immediately and defused the bomb.

It is pertinent to mention that Pervez Musharraf was due to appear in a special court Tuesday for hearing and had to take the same route. The special court, however, delayed the proceedings till 11am today after the news of threats to Musharraf’s life surfaced.

The special court was due to start proceedings against former Pervez Musharraf in the treason case today as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) single bench comprising Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan on Monday dismissed his three writ petitions. Musharraf, through three different petitions, had challenged his trial by a special court instead of a military court, the composition of the special court and the appointment of Akram Sheikh as prosecutor.