London, July 10 (ANI): A British parliamentarian of Pakistani origin has tabled a bill in the House of Lords against security being provided by Scotland Yard to former president Pervez Musharraf.
Lord Nazir Ahmed confirmed that five to six officers will accompany Musharraf wherever he goes. Quoting sources, Lord Ahmed said the detail would comprise of Scotland Yard agents.
Lord Nazir in his bill has questioned the British Government for spending money on Musharraf's security, as there is no such practice for any other former head of state or government currently residing in the UK.
He disclosed that when Musharraf visited a music shop located at the Ilford Lane in East London and famous Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane for listening songs, six bodyguards from the Scotland Yard stood on alert outside the premises.
Lord Nazir further said only two guards are provided to former prime ministers of Great Britain while UAE rulers move without any security, then why could Musharraf not live without such arrangements.
Lord Nazir further raised the question of whether this sort of security is provided to other former heads of states, and if there is some financial contribution by the Pakistani Government in Musharraf's case.
Lord Nazir said that while this might be a personal request by Musharraf, the question remains who will pay for the service?
He alleged that Musharraf bought flats worth of 1.4 million pounds in the UK and was keeping as many as six bodyguards. It is a question that has to be brought under the microscope.
The Dawn quoted Lord Nazir as describing the situation as "not normal" and that it "concerned him." (ANI)