`Confident` Musharraf to return to Pak on Jan 25

Last Updated: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 20:41

Islamabad: Former president Pervez Musharraf has said he plans to return to Pakistan from self-exile on January 25 or 27 as he is confident that he will be acquitted in all the cases filed against him in the country.
Musharraf, who has been living outside Pakistan since
April 2009, said he would reach Pakistan on January 25 or 27.

The former military ruler said about 600 persons from
across the world would accompany him on his return.

Musharraf told an event in Dubai on Thursday that he was
hopeful he would be acquitted in the cases registered against
him after two to three court hearings.

He said he was ready to face the courts.

A slew of civil and criminal cases have been filed
against Musharraf in courts across Pakistan over the past two
years.

A court in Balochistan has issued an arrest warrant for
him in connection with a case related to the killing of
Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Bugti in a military operation
in 2006.
Another anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi too has issued
an arrest warrant for Musharraf for failing to cooperate with
investigators probing the 2007 assassination of former premier
Benazir Bhutto.

This court also directed authorities to confiscate
all of Musharraf’s assets, including his farmhouse on the
outskirts of Islamabad.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 20:41

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