We may recall a few weeks back a strong rumor made its rounds within Pakistan that a coup was under way in the absence of Musharraf who happened to be in NY attending the UN General Assembly and simultaneously doing a book tour in the Untied States of America.
It was also reported that the Pakistani upper echelon who happened to be alongside the President enjoying the full expense paid royal trip were indeed significantly worried and made frantic calls to Pakistan to confirm this rumor. Lucky for them it was all just a false alarm, but it seem like there was indeed some thing in the air as upon Musharraf’s return, some rockets were found in and around the capital with even a remotely activated rocket aimed at his residency. As a consequence to this development approximately 40 people have been arrested who happen to be middle-ranking Pakistani Air Force officers, even a few civilian arrests of which included the son of a serving brigadier in the army.
The conspiracy was discovered through the naivety of an air force officer who this month used a cell phone to activate a high-tech rocket aimed at the president’s residence in Rawalpindi. The rocket was recovered, and its activating mechanism revealed the officer’s telephone number. His arrest led to the other arrests. Other rockets were then recovered from various high security zones, including the headquarters of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in Islamabad. – AToL
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