With improvement in health, Musharraf plans to return to politics

Published: October 3, 2019
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Former military ruler to address party's gathering through video link on October 6 in Islamabad

Former military ruler to address party's gathering through video link on October 6 in Islamabad

KARACHI: Former president and founder of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf, who took a backseat from political activities last year because of his deteriorating health, is now planning a comeback following an improvement in his condition, a party official said on Thursday.

The 78-year-old former military ruler is suffering from amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by a build-up of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and tissues throughout the body, according to his family.

Speaking to The Express Tribune , APML General Secretary Mehreen Malik said the former president had received medical treatment at a hospital in London for 12 days last month.

“Now he is feeling better and back at his residence in Dubai,” she added.

The APML general secretary said Musharraf had also held a meeting with party officials. “He will fully resume his political activities with the consultation of doctors,” said Mehreen, adding, “He is being examined by a team of doctors every day.”

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She further said on Musharraf’s instructions, the APML was resuming its political activities across the country.

“He [Musharraf] will address the party’s 9th foundation day ceremony in Islamabad through video link on October 6.”

The party official said the former president would also make important political announcements soon.

Musharraf, who ruled the country for nearly nine years from 1999 to 2008, is facing a treason trial under Article 6 of the Constitution on a complaint moved by the federal government.

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  • xPak
    Oct 4, 2019 - 9:11PM

    If he’s healthy enough to make political speeches he’s healthy enough to stand trial. Enough of this nonsense. This man is an absconder who uses the bogus excuse of health to avoid prosecution while traveling the World and living a life of luxury. If NAB arrest opposition politicians for living a life style above what their apparent earnings warrant – what about a former President/General who has accumulated a Billion dollars while doing nothing but working for the taxpayers? He’s afraid to stand trial on treason charges and likely terrified that he will be arrested on corruption charges. Recommend

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