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Minskaya
26 Apr 13,, 18:00
Taliban plan to kidnap Musharraf
April 26, 2013

ISLAMABAD: Intelligence agencies have warned that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has made a comprehensive plan to kidnap former President Pervez Musharraf. The TTP has constituted different teams to succesfully execute its plan.
Sources add, that intelligence agencies have issued an advisory in this regard, which says that TTP has hatched a plot to kidnap Pervez Musharraf with the help of local jihadi elements. Sources further add that an attempt would be made to kidnap Musharraf on way from the sub-jail to the court. The time and place this plot would be executed remains unknown. Intelligence agencies have, therefore, proposed ensuring Pervez Musharraf’s utmost protection and security.
Source: ITN.com (http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-98487-Taliban-with-local-jehadis-plot-to-kinap-Musharraf-on-way-from-sub-jail-to-court;-Intel-agencies)

I'm beginning to wonder if it's possible for anyone to completely grasp the inner workings of Pakistan.

Firestorm
26 Apr 13,, 20:27
Intelligence agencies have, therefore, proposed ensuring Pervez Musharraf’s utmost protection and security.
Which means, Mushy cannot leave his house ever. For his "own protection". :biggrin:

Minskaya
26 Apr 13,, 20:38
Which means, Mushy cannot leave his house ever. For his "own protection". :biggrin:
Quite similar to what I was thinking. Indefinite 'protective custody'

Bigfella
27 Apr 13,, 02:21
Source: ITN.com (http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-98487-Taliban-with-local-jehadis-plot-to-kinap-Musharraf-on-way-from-sub-jail-to-court;-Intel-agencies)

I'm beginning to wonder if it's possible for anyone to completely grasp the inner workings of Pakistan.

No. Not remotely. That is why I was fascinated on another thread when someone was firmly convinced that Musharraf's military ties would keep him out of jail. There is no question involving the byzantine world of Pakistani politics that has just one answer. There are always a laundry list of possibilities. Bloody strange place.

gf0012-aust
27 Apr 13,, 02:33
Source: ITN.com (http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-98487-Taliban-with-local-jehadis-plot-to-kinap-Musharraf-on-way-from-sub-jail-to-court;-Intel-agencies)

I'm beginning to wonder if it's possible for anyone to completely grasp the inner workings of Pakistan.

welcome to another definition of "house arrest" :)

citanon
27 Apr 13,, 02:59
Or, the Taliban could really be planning to kidnap him....

gf0012-aust
27 Apr 13,, 03:15
Or, the Taliban could really be planning to kidnap him....

He'd be one of the local aces in their own pack of cards

but I suspect that ISI is also wielding their own sword of damocles here....

brak
27 Apr 13,, 10:17
I bet he is really regretting coming back to Pakistan. :biggrin:

Bigfella
27 Apr 13,, 11:06
I bet he is really regretting coming back to Pakistan. :biggrin:

The high price of delusion. He is getting a killer lesson in how things can change when you are out of town for a while.

anil
28 Apr 13,, 16:31
Remember AQ khan? He was once a useful guy for the military but once the reports identified him as the man behind the clandestine proliferation ring, the PA put him under house arrest so that no one enquires or talks to him. He is still an asset for the PA but they don't want him to get into trouble by talking too much so they restrict access.

I think similarly, musharraf is still the guy the PA looks up to but they don't want him to get into trouble with the mob. In the end we have to ask the same old question: is pakistan a state with a army or an army with a state? My gut feels that the PA lets the political administration pretend that they run the state from time to time.

lemontree
29 Apr 13,, 06:54
I think it is will be a rescue operation not a kidnap, with the deep ties Musharraf had with OBL and the Taliban command, it can never be a kidnap.
The Taliban is armed and funded by the ISI.

antimony
29 Apr 13,, 08:07
No. Not remotely. That is why I was fascinated on another thread when someone was firmly convinced that Musharraf's military ties would keep him out of jail. There is no question involving the byzantine world of Pakistani politics that has just one answer. There are always a laundry list of possibilities. Bloody strange place.

In South Asia it is pretty common for politicians and other assorted powerful folks to develop heart diseases, high blood pressure, terrorist threats to life and so on when the long arm of the law finally reaches them. This gives the army a chance to shut him out without civilian justice getting to him. Seems like a good plan for Mushy.

Officer of Engineers
29 Apr 13,, 13:27
I had to scratch my head on that one. Musy's security detail can't keep him safe and yet Pakistani anti-Taliban bands make youtube videos out in the open.

farhan_9909
01 May 13,, 13:44
I really doubt this could be possible

mean while a video officially released by TTP..and claim to have assigned a unit specially to target Musharaf


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ--cea7EhY