Addressing a delegation of the Pakistani community here, Musharraf said he is concerned about Pakistan’s deteriorating law and order scenario.
According to one of Musharraf’s close aides, Ejaz Durrani, the former general is preparing return to Pakistan, and would announce the actual date after consulting his ‘friends’ in Dubai, The Daily Times reports.
With the expiry of the two-year political ban on him, former Musharraf has started consultations with his close aides to announce his comeback in the country’s politics.
According to sources, Musharraf is in contact with several Pakistan Muslim League-Q leaders to fine-tune his political strategy for his comeback within the next two to four months.
Pakistan Muslim League-Q leader, Sher Afgan Niazi said his party and the PML-F would welcome Musharraf on his arrival in Pakistan.
Niazi claimed that even the MQM has a “soft corner for Musharraf”, and the party would support him on his entry into politics.
“Musharraf will most probably come to Pakistan within the next two to four months,” said Niazi.
Sources said Musharraf’s associates have told the former general that his supporters and close aides do not have the same power which they enjoyed earlier, and lack the will to obtain people’s support for him.
Musharraf, who is currently in London on an unannounced exile, has been trying hard to bring his former supporters together.
The former general has already held several round of meetings with several of his close associates in the PML-Q, including leaders of dissident group Hamid Nasir Chatta, Saleem Saifullah Khan and Humayun Akhtar.
Sources said Musharraf has urged his close supporters to contact politicians for the formation of an ‘unified’ Muslim League excluding the Nawaz Sharif led Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
According to reports, Musharraf is planning to float a new political party and has recently “funnelled large sums of money into the coffers of former aides to promote his cause”.
London: Blaming the PPP government for the country’s current turbulent situation, former Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf has said that Pakistan is facing a civil war-like situation due to the lack national leadership.
First Published: Friday, December 11, 2009, 12:55