(ISLAMABAD, Pakistan) — Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has enough on his mind without having to worry about a fresh round of death threats.
Musharraf is currently under house arrest on charges stemming from abuse of power while he was the country’s leader before going into exile in 2009.
Now, the Pakistani Taliban is again vowing to kill Musharraf as it did before he returned to his native land last March for what turned out to be a failed political comeback.
In a video released over the weekend, a Taliban spokesman said, “Soon we will punish this Satan to death for his wicked deeds…From Balochistan to Waziristan, Musharraf engulfed this country in blood and fire. He is the killer of hundreds of innocent students of Lal Masjid.”
Musharraf, who escaped numerous assassination attempts while president, ordered a 2007 operation to ferret out extremists hiding in the Lal Masjid mosque in Islamabad, which ultimately led to more than 100 deaths.
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