Benazir likely to have foreign security cover

November 14th, 2007 - 1:52 am ICT by admin  
If Bhutto decides to obtain additional security from abroad, apart from the security that the Pakistan Government would make available to her, it will be through a contract with a private western company.

Many government leaders from developing countries have opted for such arrangements in order to strengthen their security and personal safety.

Bhutto, whose was threatened by al Qaeda last week, has said that she is not afraid, as she believes that life and death are in the hands of God.

However, her family, close friends and political associates are said to be of the view that in her case the policy of “erring on the side of caution” would be the most advisable.

Pakistan today, they say, is a dangerous place and not quite the country she left when she chose exile.

“The party was seeking security measures, as it was its constitutional right to do so,” said a Pakistan People’s Party spokesman.

Meanwhile, Geo News reported that Major General (retired) Ihsan Ahmed will head the security team formed by the PPP to protect Bhutto on her return.

The security team includes Zulfiqar Mirza, Hasan Raza and 300 other people. Another committee of 2,000 PSF volunteers is also being formed. Benazir’s bulletproof car will also likely reach Pakistan soon. (ANI)

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