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No attack on Musharraf’s plane: spokesman


Islamabad : The army spokesman denied reports that the special plane of President Musharraf was fired upon at a military air base near Islamabad on Friday.

Geo TV channel reported that a rocket may have fired at the air Chaklala air base, the base used for the flight of VVIPs.

ARY TV channel reported that an anti-aircraft was used to fire the shell from the rooftop of a house near the air base.

Sources said that President Musharraf Friday left for the floods-hit southwestern Balochistan province to assess the damages of heavy rains and floods.

Special planes of the President and Prime Minister as well as foreign heads use Chaklala air base during their visits to Pakistan.

"There was no incident of firing at the President's plane," the army spokesman Major General Waheed Arshad told ARY TV channel.

ARY said that the police found an anti-aircraft gun at the rooftop of an empty house near the air field.

No one had been living at the house and the police are searching for the owners and those living there if it was rented, the TV reported.

Geo television earlier reported that firing was also heard after the rocket was fired the Chaklala air base.

There was no official confirmation of the report.

The police surrounded the house after the blast and firing, the TV reported.

There was no report of any casualty and damage to the building or plane at the air base.