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Former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. — Photo by AFP
Former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. — Photo by AFP

ISLAMABAD: Police on Monday recovered four packets of explosive materials near the farmhouse of former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, DawnNews reported.

The explosives were recovered from the green belt on Park Road, attached to an electricity pole.

Each packet contained one kilogram of explosive materials.

Police personnel recovered the packets and immediately summoned the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) team personnel.

BDS personnel defused the explosives and shifted them to Bani Gala police station. Bomb disposal sources said that a probe into the home-made explosives was underway.

Earlier on Dec 24, police had discovered five kilograms of explosive materials, weapons and ammunition close to the route that Musharraf was due to take from his house to the court.

Meanwhile, earlier this year in April, 45 kilograms of explosives had been discovered in a car abandoned near Musharraf’s farmhouse when he was being taken back there after his appearance in an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi.

Musharraf files petition in IHC seeking presidential immunity

Former president Musharraf filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) today seeking presidential immunity from court appearances.

Akhtar Shah, belonging to the Pakistan Social Justice Party, filed the application in IHC. Being the former president of the country, Musharraf enjoyed immunity from appearing in courts under Article 248 of the Constitution, according to the application.

It added that Musharraf had remained the Chief Executive, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and president of the country therefore he should be granted immunity from court appearances.

Comments (16) Closed

Parvez Dec 30, 2013 01:50pm

Calling his house a like calling Buckingham Palace a cottage.

M. Emad Dec 30, 2013 03:35pm

High Drama !

ASH Dec 30, 2013 06:10pm

The General is a MASTER at manipulation. His track record across the world establishes this fact.

Now, he is, once again, using his devious personality to save his skin.

Pakistan should remain strong and punish this crafty fellow.

Farhan Dec 30, 2013 06:29pm

@Parvez: After ruling Pakistan for 8 years he managed to have a Farmhouse (Palace as per you) with no stain of corruption on his collar, I would say one has to admit his honesty!

Rayees Khan Dec 30, 2013 06:30pm

@Parvez: your point being? what would you rather call it?

Wiqas Ahmed Dec 30, 2013 06:36pm

I wish our Police had been so efficient every time. Why do we have different laws for VIP and non - VIP. I suspect this is all preplanned drama to give Musharaf a sympethetic place in media.

Ali Dec 30, 2013 07:12pm

Farmhouse Vs Cottage is another veiw however i am having doubt what if something happen to Musharraf .... would Nawaz Govt will be responsiable for that cause( lack of security ) same as BB CASE for Musharraf we should ask this question from SC too..

Mohammed Dec 30, 2013 07:19pm

@Parvez: Really, when did you visit the farmhouse. Buddy go visit Nawaz and Zardari Palaces around the world then give us an update. Thank you.

Shah Dec 30, 2013 09:18pm

@Parvez: During the interviews his farm house is shown ... a four bedroom house modest house. Check Sharif's palaces before commenting.

Blitzer Dec 30, 2013 09:52pm

@Parvez: Your analogy doesn't make any sense. The Chak Shahzad residence of Mr. Musharraf is located in the farmlands outside of Islamabad proper. It fits every definition of a farmhouse -- it's a house located inside and adjoined to a farm. It's very much in fashion in today's Pakistan for the wealthy to live in large palatial farmhouses away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Farhan Zaki Dec 30, 2013 10:16pm

@Parvez: whats your point? Atleast he has not made his wealth at the cost of Pakistan

sajid Dec 31, 2013 01:55am

@Parvez: He is not the only one who has house there, A president and COAS is not a joke .. Atleast respect the man who has courage to face the charges, he had option to stay away from people of Pakistan and enjoy a better life style than 99% of people living in Pakistan. I have a question for all the readers, be honest and think, Are you loyal and honest to your country and fellow countrymen ? If you are than you know some in your house, friend, neighbor, in your office who is corrupt, have you ever think of stopping him and remind him his responsibilities. Alway do the right thing and soon you won't need to point fingers at any body. not to offend any body, just my two cents.

syed Dec 31, 2013 05:14am

Police... they are always vigilant around Musharraf's house, only if they could show the same grit when it comes to the whole country !!!

ahmed Dec 31, 2013 09:02am

@Parvez: have you seen his place?

fazal Jan 01, 2014 10:35pm

Compare the farmhouse with Nawaz and Zardari palaces around the world?

adil Jan 02, 2014 01:58am

Did PPP and PML-N gave us Democracy we were looking for?