Asian Tigers threaten to kill 'Osama' if action taken against Hamid Mir

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Lahore, May 21 (ANI): The Asian Tigers have threatened to kill the son of former Inter-Services Intelligence officer Khalid Khawaja if any action is taken against Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir.

Osama Khalid claimed that the Asian Tigers have indirectly threatened to do the same to him as they did to his father, a private TV channel reported on Thursday.

A foreign reporter contacted Osama who informed him that he had received a mail from the terrorist group, in which they were threatening Osama with a similar fate to that of his father if any action was taken against the talk show host.

Osama said that he has "firm belief" that talk show host Hamid Mir and Osman Punjabi, a militant associated with the Taliban, were the real murderers of his father, the Daily Times reports.

He said he would present all the records of the telephonic conversations that he had held with Osman Punjabi before the court, as he has enough (telephonic) records to support his case, adding that he believed he would get justice from the judiciary regarding the murder of his father.

A little-known Asian Tigers militant group murdered former ISI officer Khalid Khawaja on April 23.

Osama said he had already confirmed that the unidentified militant in the audiotape talking to Hamid Mir was Osman Punjabi, who used his alias Muhammad Omar while talking to various people.

Osama said that he would register a case after collecting further evidences in the murder of his father, adding that he would prove before the court that the audiotape was accurate.

Besides the holding of a judicial inquiry, he also appealed to Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to take suo motu notice of the matter. (ANI)

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