Anonymous SMSs asked 150 MPs to resign or be killed: Malik


Amidst Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s threats of tendering resignations en-masse from the national and provincial assemblies to pave way for fresh election, Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday said 150 parliamentarians had recently received anonymous threatening messages, asking them to resign from their seats or else be killed.
Talking to reporters after attending a ceremony held in connection with Sindh Cultural Day, Malik said the messages were sent through SMS to parliamentarians which included senators and members of the national and provincial assemblies. He said with the technical assistance of the FIA Cyber Crime Wing, two people had been arrested in this regard from Larkana. According to preliminary investigation, the culprits misused the identity cards of the detained persons, he added. Malik said the matter was being probed thoroughly and the Cyber Crime Wing would soon identify the people involved in sending the messages. Malik said he knew about the place where the conspiracy of Benazir Bhutto’s murder was hatched and assured the nation that the killers would soon be taken to task. “One the basis of what is believed to be concrete evidence, the authorities know where the plan was prepared and at which point the attackers changed their dresses,” he added.
He said other people besides Pervez Musharraf were also involved in the crime. He said the quarters concerned had been directed to interact with Interpol for issuance of red warrants in the Benazir assassination and Akbar Bugti murder cases and bring back the culprits Malik said the assassins of Benazir Bhutto would be exposed when the PPP decided in this regard. To a question, Malik said Pakistani Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani had been summoned to Islamabad to explain his position.
However, he added, the issue of the memo is between a US citizen and the Pakistan’s ambassador to the US and President Zardari had nothing to do with it. Responding to a question with regard to sending a judicial commission to India for probing the Mumbai attack, Malik said almost all the legal formalities had been completed and Pakistan was waiting for Indian reply to identify the place for holding proceedings of the commission.