Lawyer claims receiving letter threatening to kill Benazir

November 14th, 2007 - 2:44 am ICT by admin  
Naik told Geo News that the letter was written by some unknown persons, giving serious threats to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairperson Benazir.

According to the text of the letter, Benazir could be assassinated at her home or in car by any person in the garb of a female attacker, The News quoted Naik, as saying.

The letter also has a mention about links with al-Qaeda and followers of Osama bin Laden.

Benazir has been claiming that she might be assassinated after her return to Pakistan on October 18.

The PPP chief, who had a narrow escape last week in a suicide attack at her homecoming rally in Karachi, has sent three names to President General Pervez Musharraf of the people with powerful positions in the government, including a close friend of the General, accusing them of plotting her assassination.

At least 139 people were killed, including three police officers, and over 550 were injured late on Thursday night as suspected suicide bombers tried to attack Benazir’s convoy on her return to the country after eight-year self-imposed exile.

Two explosions went off a minute apart shortly after midnight near Karsaz close to the vehicle Bhutto was travelling in, at the head of a procession of hundreds of thousands of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) supporters who had flooded the streets of Karachi to welcome her.

The attack reportedly bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda and resembled assassination attempts by militants linked to the terrorist network on President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz in recent years. (ANI)

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