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PPP’s Shehla Raza says receiving death threats

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KARACHI: Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly Shehla Raza on Tuesday said she was continuously receiving death threats and also received a letter lately demanding Rs500 million extortion, ARY News reported.

The letter was sent from a Rawalpindi area which includes the complete address and contact numbers of the sender.

The Pakistan Peoples Party leader said she has received so many threatening calls that she had got used to it now.

“I receive calls from different unknown numbers sometimes from London. It was the first time that I received a call from Punjab on this Sunday. This man called me from his personal number.

“I informed security agencies about the entire situation, then after investigation they told me that he was just a prayer leader in a mosque and suffering from schizophrenia,” she said adding her objection was that definitely a mentally disabled person would commit such an act of killing others.

The deputy speaker SA said we should not take it lightly. She was not much worried about herself, but she was concerned about bombing of assembly, she added.

“Earlier, I never reported these calls, however after receiving threat of bombing the Sindh Assembly, I have become apprehensive,” she said.

To a query, she said the callers demand from her to tell him how she would like to be killed.

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The PPP leader also produced a letter in which she was threatened with dire consequences if she does not pay a sum of Rs50million in extortion.

“I will kill you and will do to you what I did with Benazir,” reads the letter produced by Ms Raza.

 

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