Musharraf to return to Pakistan before next general elections
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 20:09
Islamabad: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has said that he will return to Pakistan before the next general election though he is yet to fix a date.

"As far as a date for (returning to Pakistan) is concerned, I have not fixed a date but there is one desire? Whenever the next elections are held, whether they are end-term or mid-term, I will return to Pakistan before that," Musharraf told a news conference in Washington yesterday.

The former President, who has been living abroad for over a year, said he believed in the "independence and supremacy" of Pakistan's judiciary.

"I only hope and expect justice will be done," he said. Pakistan's Supreme Court last year declared the emergency imposed by Musharraf in 2007 as unconstitutional and illegal.

A raft of criminal and civil cases has been filed against Musharraf across the country and experts have said he would face legal action on his return.

Musharraf has firmed up plans for his return to the country in recent weeks and to float a new party called the All Pakistan Muslim League.

He has also launched a membership drive for the party.


First Published: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 20:09

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