Terrorists send warning letters to Pakistani MPs

A banned Islamic terrorist group is reported to have written letters to Pakistani MPs, asking them not to vote for Pervez Musharraf's constitutional amendments.

india Updated: Dec 30, 2003 18:09 IST

A banned Islamic militant group is reported to have written threatening letters to several Pakistani parliamentarians, warning them not to vote in support of President Pervez Musharraf's constitutional amendments.

Several Pakistani parliamentarians have received warning letters from a London-based Islamic militant group, Hizbul Teheer, which was recently banned by Musharraf, local media reports said.

The treasury benches in the senate shocked the upper house yesterday by revealing that parliamentarians had received threatening letters from Hizbul Teheer, warning them in the strongest words against supporting Musharraf and the Legal Framework Order (LFO), a report in `The News' said.

The LFO was submitted to the National Assembly as 17th constitutional amendment by Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Jamali's government yesterday for approval.

Senator Abbas Kumaili, who read out some of the contents of the letter, even claimed that since receipt of the letter, he had seen many suspected people roaming around the parliament lodges and feared for the lives of all those who would give vote of confidence for Musharraf next week, the report said.

First Published: Dec 30, 2003 15:09 IST