Musharraf to be arrested from the airport on his return: Prosecutor

Published: January 7, 2012
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The former dictator, who now leads his own All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) political party and has spent the last three years in self-imposed exile, had earlier announced that he would return to the county in January. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

The former dictator, who now leads his own All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) political party and has spent the last three years in self-imposed exile, had earlier announced that he would return to the county in January. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

LAHORE: Senior Special Prosecutor M Azhar Chaudhry said on Saturday that former president Pervez Musharraf will be arrested from the airport when he returns to Pakistan.

Speaking to The Express Tribune, Chaudhry said that the former president had already been declared a proclaimed offender in the Benazir Bhutto Assassination Case and there was no need to get new warrants for his arrest.

Musharraf had earlier been declared a proclaimed offender by the Anti-Terrorism Court in Rawalpindi for his failure to cooperate with investigators in the case.

The senior prosecutor said that three important pieces of evidence had also been retrieved after the forensic report of Benazir’s BlackBerry had been completed. He said that the evidence had also been added to the charge sheet.

The former dictator, who now leads his own All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) political party and has spent the last three years in self-imposed exile, had earlier announced that he would return to the county in January.

Musharraf, who came to power in a military coup in 1999 and ruled Pakistan till 2008, is facing criminal cases in the Balochistan High Court for allegedly ordering the killing of Baloch tribal chieftain Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in 2006.

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Reader Comments (82)

  • Jan 7, 2012 - 5:48PM

    WOW… So we will have an APML Jalsa Live from Central Jail? :-P

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  • salim
    Jan 7, 2012 - 5:49PM

    political and judicial activism!

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  • John B
    Jan 7, 2012 - 5:50PM

    This will make him an instant hero and he will win few seats. What does his buddy at the GHQ say about this arrest nonsense?

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  • Jan 7, 2012 - 5:56PM

    Mushraff should not return back to Pakistan unless he make sure that he will not be arrested on Air Port or these stupid politicians will try to make him arrest. We need such a brave leader to put Pakistnis in the right path, a path to prosperity. He should not return unless army clean sweeps the dirty politicians.

    PAKISTAN ZINDA BAAAAAAAAD.

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  • Zaka
    Jan 7, 2012 - 6:03PM

    With Musharraf’s return both PPP and PMLN are feeling the heat. Love you Sir.

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  • Mard-e-Haq
    Jan 7, 2012 - 6:04PM

    Maybe, he will engineer a coup mid-flight with the help of Kiyani. Sounds familiar?Recommend

  • AnisAqeel
    Jan 7, 2012 - 6:06PM

    What happens to treasonous military generals in other countries of the world? Musharraf is a very patriotic person of a very patriotic military and I am sure he can come clean in all the cases as long as there is our #1 ISI and military’s blessing is showered on him.

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  • HasanViqar
    Jan 7, 2012 - 6:14PM

    It is time to stop the vindictive politics in Pakistan and focus on nations problems. Nawaz Sharif will not gain any political gains.

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  • Muhammad Arshad
    Jan 7, 2012 - 6:21PM

    Former dictator Mush (so called Commando & Sayyed) and the master mind of Bugti & Jamia-Hafsa operation “ll not return Pakistan without deal with Nawaz Sharif & Zardari.

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  • Aliya
    Jan 7, 2012 - 6:22PM

    Yes please arrest him FIA. We need to make an example of this one miltary dicator so that there are no more coups in the country. Lets put an end to it once and for all.

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  • Truth
    Jan 7, 2012 - 6:24PM

    Let Mush face the taste of his own medicine i.e. NRO

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  • Godfather
    Jan 7, 2012 - 6:27PM

    A man revered by the armed forces and all the powers with a stake in Pakistan to be arrested by piddly FIA? What a joke! Musharraf is primed to shatter the political status quo.

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  • Jamil
    Jan 7, 2012 - 6:47PM

    Musharraf Mian – remember what you did to Nawaz Sharif when he tried to enter Pakistan!!!

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  • Jan 7, 2012 - 6:52PM

    Why are we only against Mush….he is not responsible for all the ills of the country…I mean we have a corrupt president and we have no problem against him or Nawaz..

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  • Loyal to Pakistan
    Jan 7, 2012 - 6:56PM

    He should be arrestedRecommend

  • Pakistani
    Jan 7, 2012 - 7:09PM

    Sir: Welcome back to our country!! Many here like me love you and believe that you can change Pakistan’s fortune.. Though u have done mistakes specifically of Judiciary dissolve and may be steel mill… Rest was more of opposition’s propaganda… Your biggest mistake was to setup of PML(Q) u should be sorry for that with the commitment not to repeat it… Your first 4 yrs were rocking and u took Pak GDP from almost 3+ to 7+…”Marvelous””… If PPP 3 times and PML N 2 times ruled and looted this country to bankrupted state then u should also get one chance to prove ur self right candidate… We hope that with ur Vision, Leadership and hopefully having alliance with PTI Pakistan the great nation will be back on track and we were, are and will be proud of it forever.. To all my friends I would like to say that we should come forward above our interests, sect linguistic and ethnic areas to support the cause…”Great Pakistan” For this we need best people from all parties and yes there are in every party some good politician cum leaders like Imran Khan, Javed Hashmi, Marvi memon, Raza rabbani and many more who have credible background who didn’t sacrifice principles for seats…Inshalla hope for the best..

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  • Logic
    Jan 7, 2012 - 7:13PM

    Musharf is The new front
    You will see pjticians joining him on droves

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  • Pak calling to Justice
    Jan 7, 2012 - 7:44PM

    Mr. Musharraf must be arrest and appear before the CJ and SC….he must be punished for what he did in past brutal history. He is the silent killer of Pak ideology, unity, freedom, integrity and nationalism. He had violated the constitution and the rule of law many times. 1st he had became the chief of Army staff without merit, he had forcedly remove the constitution PM (Nawaz), then keep him for long time arrest without constitutional rights/order and SC approval. He had brutally killed A. Bugti without filing any case against in court. He had use army illegally within the bounties’ and had killed many innocent people without any trail, negotiation and SC orders. He had break down the PNL into two or many. He had lunched military operation against consultation without information/permission of PM of the country, Parliament or Security Council. He had reelected himself again as President of Pak by violating the Constitution. He had enforced to resign and later forcibly removed the CJ of Pak against the constitution. He has been the 1st who severely damaged the country integrity and unity and responsible for the insecure situation, violation in Baluchistan and FATA. He was the 1st to introduce NRO that today he accepts fail. Has code of conduct had/is violent, against the human rights, without proper consultation, negotiations and against the law of the land. He had no respect for constitutional, elected Govt., country law and courts/CJ, respect for national institutions, others ideas and Pak Nationals. He is also equally responsible for the premature killing of democracy and creating the base for socio-political violence in Pak, energy crisis, insecurity and mismanagement. He had violated the rules of law, proper court of conduct, Pak constitution, Nationals Constitutional rights and human rights even. It’s true that since 1948 Pak unfortunately had not been got any true leader in the entire history and that’s why we still directionless and puzzles in the hands of others.

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  • Baba Ji
    Jan 7, 2012 - 7:57PM

    having a quick look at our history, If we are so patriotic then we wouldn’t have let him run away !!!!! A thief cannot catch a thief !!!!Recommend

  • Cautious
    Jan 7, 2012 - 7:57PM

    That’s OK — seem like serving time in jail is prerequisite to be elected President.

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  • Mawali
    Jan 7, 2012 - 8:09PM

    @ET: How about showing a little respect for a man who was a president of this country. Recommend

  • Riz
    Jan 7, 2012 - 8:15PM

    ……and what if he does not return?

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  • Imran
    Jan 7, 2012 - 8:25PM

    I hope he does return because for once a political leader needs to return to his motherland n face all charges against him/her n clear his name. If he believes hes innocent then he will return like a real LEADER. Unlike past leaders like bhutto n sharif who enter/leave the country under the protection of NRO or run to saudi. Or the likes of Altaf Hussain whos too scared of coming back. Im not a great fan of Musharraf but thats my opinion. I believe if he returns then this is a sign of a brave courageous leader because dont forget we r living in a country who’s president feels too scared of being treated in hospitals in his own country! The PPP/N League are feeling the heat so i guess this is there way to discourage Musharraf from returning. Because if he returns then maybe he can enlighten the nation On NRO and what the sharifs deal was to escape to saudi ! Im praying he returns :D because pakistani politics is great entertainment these days!!

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  • Logic
    Jan 7, 2012 - 8:30PM

    So why not arrest the judges who gave legal cover to musharafs attack on constitution
    Also the generals who supported him and politicians and businessmen and Mullas and. And. And the list is endless

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  • HoneyBee
    Jan 7, 2012 - 8:30PM

    BANDIT KING isn’t he . . .???

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  • Jan 7, 2012 - 8:47PM

    nobody touch mushraff.

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  • Mir
    Jan 7, 2012 - 8:57PM

    Balochs want musharaf to be arrested, pakhtoons want musharaf to be arrested, sindhis want musharaf’s trial, nawaz sharif want musharaf to be arrested, Jiyalas want musharaf’s trial, we would love to see you behind bars for your sins musharaf. Pakistan is not your property anymore.

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  • Zafar
    Jan 7, 2012 - 9:32PM

    Whoever is sincere to Paksiatn must be punished. This nation is deserved to be ruled by corrupt and hypocrite politicians.

    Sir we are with you and pray to Allah to keep you safe from all evils.

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  • Habib Khan
    Jan 7, 2012 - 9:38PM

    He must be arrested because of killer of Benazir Bhutto, AkbarBughti and dozens of students of Lal Masjid

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  • Salem
    Jan 7, 2012 - 9:57PM

    He should be.. Through a proper and fair trial should be made an example of..

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  • Mohsin
    Jan 7, 2012 - 10:04PM

    Aliya: I respect your emotions but asking FIA to do this sounds hilarious :)

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  • Zillur Rahman
    Jan 7, 2012 - 10:12PM

    Musharraf, the enlightened moderate, had moderated enlightenment at worst. Now he has lost all his marbles.

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  • Tom Morrisey
    Jan 7, 2012 - 10:16PM

    “Students” of Lal Masjid? Students heavily armed with AK-47s who kept the innocent inhabitants of Islamabad shaking with fear for weeks? Students who decided they were above the law and the courts and decided to enforce morality themselves instead of going through the courts or police systems? Some students.

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  • Hasham
    Jan 7, 2012 - 11:20PM

    Musharraf should be arrested and the law must take its course. So far the judiciary has been pretty much useless, lets see what they do now that the dictator who tried to remove them is in a weaker position.

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  • hedgefunder
    Jan 7, 2012 - 11:23PM

    He is not going to return, without some immunity in place. He also has too many secrets which the others would like kept away from public.
    Anyway this is a norm in Pakistan, that all their Leaders return when the deals are done and forgiven for their past deeds in Office !!!

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  • hamza khan
    Jan 7, 2012 - 11:24PM

    @John B:

    the army will likely not intervene, but ashfaq kayani and musharraf are close and he will not want to see his former boss go to jail. i can guarantee that.

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  • hamza khan
    Jan 7, 2012 - 11:28PM

    @Pak calling to Justice:

    blah blah blah…spare us the idelogical nonsense.

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  • Mir
    Jan 8, 2012 - 12:08AM

    His policies brought suicide attacks, drone attacks, talibans, instability in balochistan, benazir death, his sins are countless and brought death to pakistanis and instability his should be arrested and punished severely.

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  • Umair
    Jan 8, 2012 - 12:16AM

    Mr. Musharaf needs a real public support here, just like Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif. Public was the ultimate power who let Nawaz Sharif to breach the agreement. But I think facebookers and bloggers support wont be enough for Musharaf.

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  • 10th
    Jan 8, 2012 - 12:24AM

    I thought the he would have had presidential immunity while he was in power?

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  • jv
    Jan 8, 2012 - 12:27AM

    my message for all those who believe mush made our economy stronger, no doubt the GDP increased but not because of setting up new industries, or utilizing the resources, but because he handed over our basis to the foreigners in return of the foreign aid that we received. for those few years of economic so-called growth innocent pakistanis served their lives later on either in the drone attacks or the terrorist attacks. if today we are vulnerable its not just because of zardari but also mush. the impact of his policies will remain for years. like the impact of zia’s policies still remain.

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  • ishtiaer hussain
    Jan 8, 2012 - 12:31AM

    We involve politics in everything. We let the economy out of our discussions at our own peril. Musharraf’s legacy should be reviewed in terms of what he did for the country’s economy, higher education and other reforms. Mushy was great when it came to economic management of the country. Before the world economic recession of 2008 hit and the oil prices soared to the all-time-high level, the economy was growing at the healthy rate of 7 percent, foreign investors were coming in flocks, work on many mega projects across the country was in full swing and there was a steady decline in the incidence of poverty and unemployment. Obviously there were some inflationary pressures and negative trade balances but dollar held its place against rupee for the best part of his government. Unlike the sky-rocketing double-digit inflation and less than 2 percent economic growth which is the hallmark of the PPP government, inflation was single digit and growth was strong during Mushy’s government. Although one can disagree with his political blunders, which I somewhat do, his record on smart economic management is worthy of our appreciation. But pathetically we don’t care about economy on which our livelihood depends. We only care about Lal Masjid, Akbar Bugti and PCO CJ. This obsession with the politics of propaganda is destroying our nation.

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  • Jan 8, 2012 - 12:31AM

    Musharraf will give PPP the exact distraction they are looking for.Recommend

  • ishtiaer hussain
    Jan 8, 2012 - 12:33AM

    The single biggest achievement of Pervez Musharraf was to ensure a steep decline in the incidence poverty in Pakistan from 35 percents when he took over, down to 17 percents at the end of 2007. This finding had been approved and validated by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (these are multilateral international institutions over which PM had no control so no need to dispute these figures).
    But our elite don’t care about what is happening with the poor of the country and are busy playing their politics full time.

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  • ishtiaer hussain
    Jan 8, 2012 - 12:35AM

    As you can read the opinions in this forum; Pervez Musharraf is a very divisive figure in our political history. There is greater need than ever before to look at his legacy in a balanced way. He made certain mistakes. But his intense focus on economic development, building lasting peace with India, higher education, foreign investment and media liberalization will go a long way to serve the ultimate interest of Pakistan.
    He is not responsible for terrorism in Pakistan (or bringing the US war to Pakistan). America or Afghanistan’s war, whatever you call it, has been brought by those forces who use Pakistan’s soil against NATO forces in Afghanistan and against Pakistani nation as well. If militants can cross over from North and South Wiziristan into Afghanistan to launch attacks on NATO forces, so does the US has the right to target them with drones. If we could have controlled these terrorists from staging attacks in Afghanistan, there would not have been any drone attacks.
    As for as Bugti’s murder is concerned, Pervez Musharraf did not want to kill Bugti in any way as he was killed along with 7 officers and soldiers (who went in to negotiate with him) due to the caving in of his shelter.

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  • ishtiaer hussain
    Jan 8, 2012 - 12:40AM

    Pervaiz Musharraf’s APML may not sweep the upcoming elections. But he feels that Pakistan is in dire conditions and the country needs his contribution once again. Much of our media and judiciary are anti-Musharraf. Even against such odds and the uphill task of making his mark on Pakistan’s volatile politics, he is at least trying to improve things in Pakistan through his efforts. He believes that failure after a sincere effort is better than sitting idle and not trying at all. That is the spirit of a true soldier and of a professional commando.

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  • ishtiaer hussain
    Jan 8, 2012 - 12:43AM

    Musharraf is the international face of Pakistan. He represents Pakistan at different international forums and defends Pakistan’s legetimate interests in the face of omni-present anti-Pakistan sentiments in the Western and Indian media. He is working to protect the interests of Pakistan in a very hostile environment in the US and Europe conveying the concerns and compulsions of our country. Tell me the name of a single leader of international stature from Pakistan who is trying to create goodwill for Pakistan at the international level other than Musharraf. Nawaz Sharif and Zardari go on overseas trips for medical check-ups and for overseeing their business empires. Do you think Zardari and Nawaz Sharif have the guts to face the wrath of international media while defending Pakistan and its interests? Are the US and European think-tanks and universities are foolish that regularly invite Mushy for lectures while paying him lots of dollars?

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  • ishtiaer hussain
    Jan 8, 2012 - 1:01AM

    @jv:

    Shame on your ignorance and bias. You may not even know what GDP stands for?

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  • salman
    Jan 8, 2012 - 1:14AM

    it seems that there is only one culprit , no doubt Musharraf was the head but then where are the rest of military-man and cavil servants who obeyed his illegal orders the judges who gave him legitimacy the politicians who worked with him . Selective justice is nothing but injustice .

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  • Babloo
    Jan 8, 2012 - 2:03AM

    Just as in Kargil, where Mr musharraf fled with no honour, similarly Mr Musharraf is a deserter as far Pak politics is concerned. He will keep making meaningless noises but and will never, never return to Pkaistan until he is sure that he will not be arrested. He is a coward.

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  • Imran
    Jan 8, 2012 - 2:16AM

    Gross Domestic Product :-P

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  • jv
    Jan 8, 2012 - 2:27AM

    @ishtiaer hussain

    i have no reason to be ashamed it was just an opinion you can like it or dislike it. n i think its you who’s being biased. you can praise him as much as you want it wont change the facts. thanks for giving my one message this much importance that u actually wrote three hundred words to explain how it wz wrong. truth is short n precise.

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  • Jan 8, 2012 - 2:35AM

    Musharraf may be maligned to any extent for his being dictator but there is no denial that present Pak government was installed under US directive by Musharraf to lend it a democratic face that it was felt by the US that while dealing with Pakistan, US should be dealing with a legitimate Democratic government in Pakistan.

    But do we really believe that although façade on the system is of democracy to show but even in his absence all the policies as agreed by him with US were being implemented in their true letter and spirit’— The foreign policy, the Pak military engagment in WOT or even Drone attacks. Every single thing is same..

    Leaving aside the usual rhetoric in the press of his arrest etc on his arrival which is to keep the political arena heated. But these are simple bubbles which come up only to burst. I think his lawyers should be smart enough to even arrange a pre arrival bale for him on this over politicised case .

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  • Eyes wide shut
    Jan 8, 2012 - 3:38AM

    @Mard-e-Haq: Don’t try humor. Not your cup of tea. Instead, spend your time remembering Zia up Haq. Lol… Marx e Haq.

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  • Rahim
    Jan 8, 2012 - 4:00AM

    Some of my fellow country people have too short memory which make me feel very sad they have forgotten about the man what he did for the nation in difficult time and I am sure again they will be going to appoint Mr 10 percent and King of Raiwand Palace again in the next election.

    Who looted the country in the name of democracy …do we really need democracy in this country where normal people cant have their one time meals..?

    Just a couple of things
    from where to where he took the countries economy no one ignores about it.
    – Killing Akbar Bugti was a tragic for sure but how many army man were killed by his BLA man…is their life cheap. and did any one raised a question they use the anti country slogan..?

    So to my friends in Baluchistan come out of this Nawabs thing..and think about the average poor people from your area…you need developments in your area which these Nawabs does not like they love to pocket every thing.

    Killing the students in Lal Mosque
    Do we build mosques to use guns and use that for terrorist activities..?
    Islam is is a peaceful religion and in our religion does not allow such terrorist acts and those students have given us a really bad name by invading some Chinese residence, blowing up music shops, and barber shops in the capital of the country where seems no any rules of law

    And I am sure every saw that in the news paper how long the govt give them to stop such things…why did not they stop and empty the area..?
    do we teach this in our Mosques..?
    For God sake where the rest of the world is going and where we are going….we are going back to stone age.

    think again who did what for the country…and who should you chose in the future to bring this country back on the right track.

    So please please think again and vote some one who is real sincerer to this country and who will really work for this country.
    Pakistan Zindabad.

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  • Eyes wide shut
    Jan 8, 2012 - 4:53AM

    @ishtiaer hussain: For change, a rational, unemotional comment from I assume a fellow Pakistani Thanks.

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  • Babloo
    Jan 8, 2012 - 4:59AM

    This is all drama. Musharraf will not return unless he is certain that he wont go to prison.

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  • usman
    Jan 8, 2012 - 5:06AM

    American Stooge

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  • khalifaofkipling
    Jan 8, 2012 - 5:36AM

    @jamil remember what nawaz sharid tried to do to musharraf when he tried to enter pakistan?

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  • Mubashir
    Jan 8, 2012 - 6:48AM

    Is this part of a Greater Game to bring you back to power sir? You should be more concerned about electricity, gas and water shortages that effect the average Pakistani… than Israel’s problems.. I actually find it amusing..

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  • MarkH
    Jan 8, 2012 - 6:52AM

    Good, bad or otherwise, the man has been announcing his arrival. Only a fool would go about announcing it and not having something planned for the chances of such a thing. Regardless of the man’s moral/legal standings, he isn’t the type to not have a fairly well thought out plan whether it succeeds or fails, there’s definitely a “try.”

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  • Imran
    Jan 8, 2012 - 7:06AM

    If hes a brave leader n believes he is innocent then he will return. If hes a coward leader then he will not return.Recommend

  • Imran
    Jan 8, 2012 - 7:10AM

    If hes a brave leader and thinks hes innocent then he WILL return. But if hes a coward leader n feels guilty of looting the country of billions dollars like zardari n sharif then he will not return. Because only an innocent person is brave enough to clear his/her name.

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  • Imran
    Jan 8, 2012 - 7:16AM

    Gross domestic product

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  • rahim
    Jan 8, 2012 - 8:05AM

    Musharraf is the best thing ever happened to pakistan. Haters will be haters, they dont understand how complex governing a country like pakistan is. Nobody is above the law of the country … Bugti was killing our soldiers, he got what he deserved. Lal masjid was given lots of chance to negotiate and give up arms but they did not listen. You can not challenge the countries law. Try taking a mosque hostage in saudi arabia. They will bomb the whole mosque to kill to those people. Nobody has the rights to take over the law. If there is unjustice in the world, there are other ways to protest. Taking arms and take hostage the entire nation is not one of them.

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  • aysha
    Jan 8, 2012 - 9:12AM

    two things that impresses one about Musharraf; one he didnt fill his bank accounts with tax payers’ money, and he has taken Pakistan’s case to the western youth in the universities. I dont know of any other Pakistani politicians to have done that so powerfully. He deserves another chance

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  • sL
    Jan 8, 2012 - 9:21AM

    one more thing i must add either musharraf is crazy or very brave
    anyways interesting times ahead..

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  • Adnan
    Jan 8, 2012 - 9:41AM

    @Tom Morrisey:
    Yes, the students at the madrassa overstepped their limits but do you also know that many of the weapons later ‘recovered’ from the madrassa were planted after the operation by the Musharraf regime. And many many more students were killed than reported. And the ‘innocent’ that were terrorized were brothel runners (with forced prostitution), and owners of video rental shops renting out porn movies. At the same time, I also wish to say that no madrassa should have weapons. Pakistan needs to deweaponize its people. People keep guns and say ‘it’s our culture’ but it is wrong…..

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  • Jan 8, 2012 - 9:50AM

    @HasanViqar: You are 100 percent right. Concentrating on the nations’ problems and solving them requires intelligence and hard work, which Pakistanis do not like. They want to use lathi and corruption to get rich and get a green card. Salams.

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  • Jan 8, 2012 - 9:55AM

    @Zaka: Without doubt they are feeling the heat and will not be sleeping right.

    If they have challans out for his arrest, so what? Mr. Musharraf has decided to court arrest and fight it out. Let’s see what happens.

    May ALLAH ALLMIGHTY shower peace on our country.

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  • grinz09
    Jan 8, 2012 - 10:56AM

    @Aliya:
    There are many persons still alive today who are liabile under article 6. Unfortunately no one dares touch them. The reasons are obvious.

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  • Liberalache
    Jan 8, 2012 - 11:54AM

    Bags packed? check
    Left the old bag in London and got ‘KT’ waiting in Bourbon?
    Ticket reconfirmed? check
    Rich supporter sponsored ads interspersed throughout major cities? check
    Attention grabbing controversial pro-Israel statement made? check
    Plan B with Imran Khan in place? check
    Plan C – wife back at the London flat? check

    General sahib…I think you’re ready to start your adventure.

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  • Liberalache
    Jan 8, 2012 - 11:55AM

    Bags packed? check
    Left the old bag in London and got ‘KT’ waiting in Bourbon? check
    Ticket reconfirmed? check
    Rich supporter sponsored ads interspersed throughout major cities? check
    Attention grabbing controversial pro-Israel statement made? check
    Plan B with Imran Khan in place? check
    Plan C – wife back at the London flat? check

    General sahib…I think you’re ready to start your adventure.

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  • Asad Malik
    Jan 8, 2012 - 1:00PM

    Musharraf is the best leader Pakistan ever had.

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  • akhtar
    Jan 8, 2012 - 2:55PM

    Musharaf,Imran and religious parties should unite and make a REAL third front to replace NAWAZ AND ZARDARI RULE

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  • Jan 8, 2012 - 2:57PM

    it is very unfortunate most of the people have kept their eyes closed and making politics even on this time of crises, we all know who did great to the nation and put it on back and created thousands of jobs , just look back for four years ,what the great democracy did with the Nation, who is traitor? the people who loot the resources of Pakistan or the person who made a country stable and moved it toward prosperity !

    Balochs are innocent but few miscreant and making all political those who were never happy to see pakistan rising! today if you visit Balochistan and interior sindhi and punjab, still see the slaves under wadera and Sardars! please be a true man of honor and accept the truth, Mushraf was a great man and we welcome him with all soul heart!

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  • Cynical
    Jan 8, 2012 - 6:33PM

    He can apply for the job of US ambassador to Pakistan.With his credentials I don’t see American will have a problem with that. And then he can enter,live and leave as he pleases with all the diplomatic immunity.

    But he should pay my consultation fees if it works.

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  • Ali da democrat
    Jan 8, 2012 - 10:06PM

    If Musharaf was so “great” as believed by some of the people here why did he , after 9 years of Absolute power abdicate his throne and leave it all to Zardari and ran to UK. and did he leave the country better offf or worse?? We can all answer that one easily. There were no suicide bommbing before his time. He left the country with fires burning in Balochistan to Waziristan. Why did he promulgate NRO? TO save his own skin and then left Pakistan at the hands of the same people. Benazir’s murder is also a big question mark as he was in power and the orders to wash the evidence from the murder site came from “High up”. He was also on record in telling her that her security in Pakistan is dependant on her relationship with him. She had opely defied him and supproted the Chief justice in “house arrest”.

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  • AM
    Jan 10, 2012 - 10:02AM

    amazing how the “News pieces” regarding mush are so opinionated calling him dictator, shame on our media for being so biased that articles apart even the news are biased!

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  • K B Kale
    Jan 16, 2012 - 11:52AM

    Has Mr M Azhar Chaudhry taken permission from Kayani to arrest Musharraf? Otherwise he may come to arrest Musharraf & face Kayani’s soldiers protecting him.

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  • Jan 27, 2012 - 7:12PM

    musharraf is abrave leader. no body can arrested to musharraf. sir come farword we are all pakistanies with u

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