Musharraf claims he can return to Presidency

The retired army general said that he would form a new party and stand for parliament in the next general elections.


September 11, 2010

Former President Pervez Musharraf claims he can become the President of the country once again, though he also fears that returning to Pakistan can be risky.

The retired army general told the BBC that he would form a new political party and stand for parliament in the next general elections in 2013.

Musharraf said he was aware of the risks involved if he returned to Pakistan, but still wants to return to restore the country's self-confidence.

Musharraf, who lives in self-exile in London, says he is not scared of possible legal cases against him and insists that he has to try to lift Pakistan out of, what he terms, a ‘pathetic situation.’

The former President also understands that his popularity has waned says it is still strong among the majority of Pakistanis who do not vote.

He says the time to introduce a new political culture in Pakistan has come, and this will take Pakistan forward on the right democratic path, not on an artificial, make-believe democratic path.

COMMENTS (28)

Rizwan Moazzam | 10 years ago | Reply m just waiting for the time when Mr. Musharraf comes back as a president. I like his Leader ship, in His time our country was having an excellent economical position and the business was increased a lot. Pakistan actually need a politician like General Musharraf. And also m waitng for miracle when Zardari finished his presodency and the black marketing. Please Mr. Musharraf try to come as soon as possible PAKISTAN NEEDS YOU BADLY PERVAIZ MUSHARRAF ZINDABAAD PAKISTAN PAINDAABAD
asad hoodbhoy | 10 years ago | Reply this leader is one of the best leaders pakistan has seen,prices where low in his time period,some essence of security was coming back,economy and foreign relations were prospering we need you to bring this country back to order pakistan will one day rise as a world power and some of the pessimist comments here that say that pakistan is beyond repair will one day see how pakistan will rise pakistan zindabad
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