Musharraf plans comeback at Dubai meet
Discusses return strategy with top aides in a six-hour marathon meeting
Musharraf is said to have been very confident about his return to Pakistan. (FILE)
Published Monday, July 19, 2010
Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf held a six-hour long marathon meeting with his top aides at his Dubai residence to supposedly kick off his campaign to return to Pakistani politics.
According to a report in the Pakistani daily The News International, the meeting in Dubai on Saturday was the first such meeting with his top aides.
Quoting sources, the report said that the former president vowed to return to Pakistan during the Dubai meeting aimed at chalking out his return strategy.
Musharraf who was critical of both Nawaz Sharief and President Asif Ali Zardari said that the condition within Pakistan was way far better compared to the present.
Among the issues that was discussed include the timetable for his return to Pakistan and the launch of the political party.
Musharraf who is said to have been very confident about his return also said that he was willing to face any legal proceedings against him and would even face jail if a fair trial was conducted.
He also expressed confidence that the army would provide him security on his return within coming months.
Musharraf is also reported to have said that he would raise his own private security if the military was under any constraints not to provide him security.
Among those who attended the meeting include former foreign minister Khurshid Kusuri, Hamid Nasir Chattha, Ishaq Khan Khakwani, Raza Hiraj, Ch Shahbaz, Barrister Saif, Ch Fawwad, Dr Amjad, Lt Gen (retd) Muzaffar, ex-QMG, and Maj-Gen (retd) Rashid Quershi.
Interestingly, it is almost three years after former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto planned her return to Pakistani politics from her Dubai residence. Musharraf was the president of Pakistan then.
Benazir was killed soon after her return to Pakistan and
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