‘Not a coward’ Musharraf changed plans for return after SC order

Musharraf has been in exile in Dubai and London since 2016 and faces several cases in court

News Desk June 22, 2018

Former president Pervez Musharraf said that he changed plans for his return to Pakistan after the Supreme Court issued orders for his arrest, reported NDTV.

Musharaff has been in exile in Dubai and London since 2016 and faces several cases in court. The Supreme Court ordered him on June 13 to return to the country in 24 hours to be able to contest in the general elections in July, but the conditional permission was withdrawn after he failed to appear in court.

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Musharraf said the court order "barring the authorities from arresting me till my appearance before the august court has forced me to rethink my plans about return".

"There will be no benefit of my return to the country if I am arrested just after my appearance before the court," said the former military ruler.

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"The entire world knows that I am not a coward, but now I will wait for an appropriate time to return."

Earlier today, Musharraf resigned from the chairmanship of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) and sent his resignation to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).



This article originally appeared on NDTV.


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