Elaborate security arrangements for Benazir's return

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Islamabad, Oct 14 (UNI) Elaborate security arrangements have been planned for the much-awaited return of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's return to Pakistan to end her eight-year-old self-imposed exile.

The government will deploy 3,500 police and paramilitary troops to guard her amid Islamic extremists' threats to her life, the Daily Times quoted official sources as saying.

The massive security is being provided after a court ruled that Ms Bhutto ''who faces threats from pro-Taliban Islamic militants'' be provided maximum protection.

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson is expected to fly from Dubai to Karachi.

Security personnel will be deployed at Karachi International Airport and along roads where Ms Bhutto is expected to lead a rally.

Karachi has been the scene of various terrorist attacks since the country allied with US in the war against terrorism post the 9/11 attacks.


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