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Musharraf vows to return to Pak before mid-term elections

December 21, 2010 - Lahore

Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is nurturing the desire to make a political comeback, has vowed to return to his country before the next mid-term elections.

In an interview with a TV channel, Musharraf also said that terrorists and judicial legal actions were major threats for him, The Daily Times reported.

He said that some elements had been politicising the legal issue against him, and apart from terrorists, the politicised legal action also posed a threat to him on his return.

Musharraf said that he would manage his own personal security to cope with the terrorist threats on his return, adding that the government should also make arrangements in this regard.

The former president said that he agreed with the WikiLeaks report in which Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was termed as 'dangerous', adding that Sharif was dangerous from Pakistan's point of view, as he and his party had political cooperation with terrorists.

Musharraf also said that Sharif was not in favour of nuclear tests because he was afraid to do so, but he was forced to conduct the tests, and that the former premier talked less about Pakistan and more often used to criticise him on a personal basis.

He said that Sharif had begged Saudi Arabia to let him return to the country, adding that he could easily kneel before foreign powers.

Musharraf also said that his action against Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was according to the Constitution, but had cast a negative impact on the country and his regime.

He said that only the government could act against him under Article 6 of the Constitution, adding that his actions were validated from the Supreme Court and the National Assembly.

Musharraf said that he was hopeful that justice would be done with him, as the same judges and the court had approved decisions taken by him during his regime, and added that the politicised legal movement posed a bigger threat to him than the judiciary.

Commenting on the Chaudhry brothers, Musharraf said that they were not against him, but due to their vested interests, they had changed their directions, and that they would come back when circumstances would be favourable for them.


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