Islamabad: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has the right to take part in politics, said Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.
Zardari said that Musharraf will have to follow the course "we have taken in our political struggle riddled with sacrifices", Dawn reported Friday.
The president told mediapersons in Karachi Thursday that there was no short cut in politics.
Musharraf seized power in 1999 and resigned in 2008. He has lived in self-imposed exile, shuttling between Britain, the US and Dubai, for more than two years.
To a query, Zardari said that people were with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and they had voted the party to power.
"People know what is good and what is bad."