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Musharraf says Pakistanis' 'love, trust, support' have compelled him to contest next Pak polls

August 12, 2011 - Lahore

Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has said that the support, love and trust of people living in Pakistan and abroad have compelled him to take part in the next polls.

Musharraf made these comments while addressing a function arranged on Thursday to celebrate his birthday, through a recorded video message.

He said that he had been in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, where many Pakistanis supported him and asked him to go back to Pakistan and serve the nation again.

Musharraf, who founded the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) last year, said that this had made him decide to contest the next elections.

The former Pakistan president said he would convert the dispersed support into a collective entity, which would definitely put the country back on the road to development.

He said that he was sure, after ruling the country for eight years, that Pakistanis were very talented and capable of making a difference.

He said that he would do anything for the prosperity of Pakistan, and also asked minorities to join hands with him for the country's betterment.


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