Not welcome: Govt warns Musharraf against homecoming

Interior minister says Musharraf was declared a proclaimed offender by the court.


Express January 08, 2012

ISLAMABAD: As the former president pledged to return by the month’s end, the government on Sunday attempted to deter him with the threat of a ‘possible arrest.’

“Proclaimed offenders like Musharraf should be arrested,” said Interior Minister Rehman Malik while speaking to the media. “He will have to answer many questions on his return to Pakistan,” Malik said.

The former general is wanted in various high-profile cases pending in local courts, including his alleged involvement in former premier Benazir Bhutto’s murder, the interior minister said.

Musharraf has already been declared ‘proclaimed absconder’ by the local courts, Malik added. Earlier, senior special prosecutor Azhar Chaudhry also said that Musharraf will be arrested on his return to Pakistan.

Azhar, who is representing the federation in Benazir Bhutto’s murder case, said there is no need to issue new warrants for his arrest since the anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi has already issued arrest warrants in the case.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 9th, 2012.

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JustAnotherPakistani | 9 years ago | Reply

The mysterious workings of the Pakistan government are simply astounding. If Musharraf is a "proclaimed offender" (whatever that means), as claimed by the government, then you'd think that it would be pleased to see the general return to face the music, and indeed would welcome the return.

Pan Mat | 9 years ago | Reply

@Imran:

I am quoting line from comment posted by someone else, the quoted text is as follows: @usman786: I feel sorry for Balochis but not NABughti who exploited money from oil coys and did not anything for ordinary people.

My resopnse to this comment is as follows:

So if someone were to kill you for your money & wealth but donate all your organs to transplant patients, he will be considered righteous person deserving respect in your opinion?

Looks like you got my comments wrong, I regret any confusion about my earlier post. Looks like we both are saying the same thing that hate comments against Baloch as unfounded.

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