Musharraf planning to return to Pak: Report

Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, who is currently based in London, plans to return home to launch a new political party, the media here reported on Thursday.

London: Former Pakistan President Pervez
Musharraf, who is currently based in London, plans to return
home to launch a new political party, the media here reported
on Thursday.

"Supporters of Musharraf have begun the process of
registering a political party, the All Pakistan Muslim
League," the `Daily Telegraph` reported today, quoting a close
aide of Musharraf in Islamabad as saying.
Muhammad Ali Saif, a lawyer who served as a minister
under the former military ruler, told the newspaper that he
would act as the leader of the party until Musharraf, 67, was
ready to return.

"When he decides to come back he will come back. We are
already working on his behalf. He left voluntarily so he can
come back any time he chooses," Saif said.

Allies of Musharraf are being investigated in Pakistan
for their alleged role in the assassination of ex-Premier
Benazir Bhutto in Rawalpindi in December 2008.

A UN report earlier this month concluded that her
death could have been prevented had the then Musharraf
government provided adequate security to her.
Besides, police in Pakistan have registered a criminal
case against Musharraf that could result in him being tried
for detaining judges in 2007 as he attempted to cling to
power.

PTI

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