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LONDON: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf hinted at a return to politics in his homeland on Monday, saying he would “do anything for Pakistan” but the voters there must decide.

“I love my country and I would do anything for Pakistan,” the retired general, who was replaced last year in elections after nine years as president, told a meeting at the Chatham House think-tank in London.

He added: “For Pakistan one would be prepared to do anything. However, it is for the people of Pakistan who need to decide.”

Musharraf joked that, “I’m a civilian now, I’m not a military man, I cannot take over anything,” a reference to his seizure of power, while army chief, from elected prime minister Nawaz Sharif in 1999.

“I have to come through the political process, through the process of elections. But I think it’s very good – it’s very good because I think I will have that legitimacy which I never had,” he said.

Musharraf did not say if he has decided to return to Pakistan to face trial over his 2007 detention of judges as he attempted to cling to power.

He had imposed a state of emergency and sacked about 60 judges on November 3, 2007 when the Supreme Court appeared poised to declare him ineligible to contest a presidential election while in military uniform. —AFP
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Great news ... Musharraf zindabad ... even CJP will work with him now (torture of 2 yrs is enough for him too) :rofl:
 

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Keep dreaming, the messiah of your dreams is an absconder
well I am glad the Messiah of your dreams was allowed to return to Rai Wand.

Unfortunately he can`t take part in elections due to a deal with his foriegn masters. :rofl:
 

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I welcome him back anytime i hope he does return so far had been the best pres we ever had in all asspects .
 

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LONDON: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf hinted at a return to politics in his homeland on Monday, saying he would “do anything for Pakistan” but the voters there must decide.

“I love my country and I would do anything for Pakistan,” the retired general, who was replaced last year in elections after nine years as president, told a meeting at the Chatham House think-tank in London.

He added: “For Pakistan one would be prepared to do anything. However, it is for the people of Pakistan who need to decide.”

Musharraf joked that, “I’m a civilian now, I’m not a military man, I cannot take over anything,” a reference to his seizure of power, while army chief, from elected prime minister Nawaz Sharif in 1999.

“I have to come through the political process, through the process of elections. But I think it’s very good – it’s very good because I think I will have that legitimacy which I never had,” he said.

Musharraf did not say if he has decided to return to Pakistan to face trial over his 2007 detention of judges as he attempted to cling to power.

He had imposed a state of emergency and sacked about 60 judges on November 3, 2007 when the Supreme Court appeared poised to declare him ineligible to contest a presidential election while in military uniform. —AFP
Monday, 15 Feb, 2010
DAWN.COM | World | Pervez Musharraf hints at return to politics

I hope not. i dont like to see another criminal/corrupt under the Pakistani law, running or making laws in Pakistan.

I am not in favor of zardari or nawaz either. i hope a better candidate can come next time without any criminal/corruption records. Ameen.

regards
 

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I hope not. i dont like to see another criminal/corrupt under the Pakistani law, running or making laws in Pakistan.

I am not in favor of zardari or nawaz either. i hope a better candidate can come next time without any criminal/corruption records. Ameen.

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Please don't live in Utopia. First Pakistanis need to become an ideal nation then they can hope for an ideal leader.

Gen. Musharraf, even with all his errors, is the best leader Pakistan could have.
 

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Please don't live in Utopia. First Pakistanis need to become an ideal nation then they can hope for an ideal leader.

Gen. Musharraf, even with all his errors, is the best leader Pakistan could have.
Of the politicians, he is probably the most honest. I would welcome him if he came through the ballot box. However, would the powers that be allow that to happen is something that needs to be seen!!
Araz
 

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Despite Kargil I always admired Musharraf and his style and I believe that secretly, Indian politicians also admired him as well
Why should he not be admired by the Indians? to the extent he has served American and Indian interests and preferred them over the interests of Pakistan, example can not be found in the near future.
 

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Why should he not be admired by the Indians? to the extent he has served American and Indian interests and preferred them over the interests of Pakistan, example can not be found in the near future.
I believe that he served Pakistan's interests first and the sub continent's interests just as well. IMO he was a fine example of a leader with a few mess ups such as the judiciary issue. His ability to commence dialogue and stick to it was admirable.
 

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I believe that he served Pakistan's interests first and the sub continent's interests just as well. IMO he was a fine example of a leader with a few mess ups such as the judiciary issue. His ability to commence dialogue and stick to it was admirable.
Well he was not a fine example, but a finest example of an 'imposed' leader who 'forcefully' guided his nation to an ultimate doom. Would you like to highlight those Pakistani interests, which he served first? OK, let me help you here.

1. The Ex-PM Sharif and Ex-PM Vajpaee were negotiating for the peace in Lahore, and the renegade Musharraf was sending troops (without taking into confidence the Corp Commanders, the Services Chiefs of Air force and Navy, the PM, the Cabinet) and sabotaging those peace talks between India and Pakistan; was that the Pakistani interest he served first?

2. When the PM dismissed him (with full constitutional and legal authority) from his post due to the disobedience and unprofessionalism he showed during Kargil, he reinstated himself unconstitutionally and illegally with the help of the other renegade Corp Commanders and threw the elected PM into the jail and even got him punished in the false accounts by the lower courts; was that the Pakistani interest he served first?

3. He allowed the American troops in his country, and gave them airfields to carry out attacks on the neighboring Islamic country; was that the Pakistani interest he served first?

4. He sold out undisclosed number of Pakistanis (innocent until proven guilty) to the Americans without first trying them in the Pakistani courts of law; was that the Pakistani interest he served first?

5. He instructed his serving General of the political wing of ISI to rig the general elections and brought PML(Q) and so-called Islamic parties into power, and used this illegitimate parliament as a rubber stamp to further his ambitions; was that the Pakistani interest he served first?

6. He, through the help of his illegitimate Parliament (result of rigging) and sold-out/oppressed Judges (result of LFO), adulterated the constitution and introduced clauses in order to achieve full amnesty for his unconstitutional actions and illegal rule; was that the Pakistani interest he served first?

7. He mishandled the Lal Mosque issue, which resulted in the loss of life (both the civilians and the Army personnel) and resulted in a widespread anger against the regime, and the Army; was that the Pakistani interest he served first?

8. He, through his banker PM, Shoukat Aziz sold out the profitable national assets on the rates far below their actual value and not to the highest bidders. Only Pakistan Steel managed to escape and that too because of the intervention of the honorable Chief Justice; was that the Pakistani interest he served first?

9. Under his regime, the nation was deliberately and at institutional level misguided on the economical condition/progress. The government’s coffers were artificially inflated due to the money sent home by the overseas Pakistanis post 9/11 and which had nothing to do with the economical policies of his or his banker PM Shoukat Aziz. His banker PM introduced novel and totally misguiding scales of measuring the economical growth, that were, number of cars running on the roads and the cell phones sold; was that the Pakistani interest he served first?

10. He dismissed the honorable Justices, put them and their family members under house arrests, and tried to destroy the judiciary; was that the Pakistani interest he served first?

11. He patronized a known terrorist lingual organization in Karachi, hired the terrorist elements of this organization to hijack Karachi in order to stop the visit of the CJP and publicly supported their terrorizing actions that included a dozen deaths on May 11; was that the Pakistani interest he served first?

12. He mishandled the Balochistan issue, gave a free hand to the Army and intelligence agencies to abduct anybody anywhere. None of the abductees ever presented into the courts of law or given a chance of legal defense. Sardar Akbar Bugti was extra-judicially murdered and his rival clan was ‘awarded’ the right to rule Sui and Dera Bugti; was that the Pakistani interest he served first?

13. He introduced the black ordinance called NRO to cut a shameful deal with the exiled political leaders, pardoned them for all their corruption even murder charges in return of the extension of his presidency; was that the Pakistani interest he served first?

14. He mischievously tried to bag the credit for freeing up the media which in reality was the result of the selfless struggle and sacrifices largely by the press and to some extent electronic media and lots of pressure from the free-media-obsessed Western countries; was that the Pakistani interest he served first?

Now, it’s your turn to highlight what he did for the subcontinent?
 
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