PPP’s Shehla Raza receives death threat letter

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party leader and Deputy Speaker of the Sindh Assembly, Shehla Raza claimed on Tuesday that she received a death letter that warned her she would meet the same fate as slain ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.


Shehla Raza claimed that she had received a letter this morning from an address in Rawalpindi. She stated that the letter threatened her that she would meet the same fate as that of Benazir Bhutto if she did not pay Rs 50 million. The writer also threatened to target Sindh Assembly with a bomb blast if she did not pay the above mentioned amount.

Raza added that she had previously received threatening phone calls. DG Rangers and the Police IG have been informed of this letter. Sindh CTD Additional IG Sanaullah Abbasi also met with the Deputy Speaker of Sindh assembly regarding the death threat letter.

Speaking to media personnel, Shehla Raza claimed that she had always presented her point of view without fear of terrorism.

“When you speak out against evil people, these things are bound to happen,” she said. “I provided the relevant authorities with a series of numbers. They will conduct the inquiry,” she added.

Raza claimed that receiving threats was not something new too her since she had also received them in the past. She claimed that one caller had called from London and had threatened her as well.

“The caller spoke in clear, fluent Urdu,” she said.


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