ISLAMABAD- The Army authorities have demanded of the government in black and white to provide robust security to former president Gen. (Retd) Pervez Musharraf, an official in Ministry of Defence on condition of anonymity disclosed on Sunday.

The source said the GHQ had written a letter to the Ministry of Defence that due to prevailing law and order situation in the country, the government must provide security to former president Gen. (Retd) Pervez Musharraf owing to threats to his life from different defunct jihadi outfits, including the banned Tehrik-i-Talban Pakistan (TTP).

The official told this agency that after receiving the letter from Army authorities, the Ministry of Defence had further written a letter to the Ministry of Interior for provision of foolproof security to Pervez Musharraf due to the current environment of Pakistan.

Former President Pervez Musharraf arrived in Karachi on Sunday afternoon. After the general elections of 2008, he remained President of Pakistan till September 2008, when sitting President Asif Ali Zardari took oath of his office. He left the country in August 2008 in self-exile.

In the period of almost four and half years, he stayed at USA, England and Dubai, where he delivered lectures at different renowned universities on the ongoing war against terrorism.

He also formed a new political party with the name of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) as he had become its founder head. New he intends to take part in the May 11 general elections from the platform of his party.

During his absence, he was nominated in several cases, including murders of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Bugti and operation at Lal Masjid by the various courts of law. The courts had also issued his warrants in some cases.