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.