Musharraf to return to Pakistan on March 17 following support from ''powerful quarters''

Musharraf to return to Pakistan on March 17 following support from ''powerful quarters'' Lahore, Mar. 6 : Former Pakistan president and military dictator Pervez Musharraf, who has been living in self-imposed exile in Dubai for the last four years, has reportedly decided to return to Pakistan on March
17, after receiving support from ''powerful quarters''.

Musharraf, who founded the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) to launch his political career sometime ago, had also made a similar announcement for his return in January 2012, but deferred his plan after not getting assurances from the powerful quarters at home and international power players, reports The Nation.

Musharraf''s close aides claimed that the APML chief was most likely to make a surprise landing on March 17 at Karachi, the day caretaker setup is expected to be announced after the completion of the term of the incumbent government a day earlier.

They maintained that the powerful establishment quarters have assured Musharraf that he would get a fair trail and the other power centres in the country would not be allowed to crucify the former army chief in the name of politics.

The aides said Musharraf would organise at least two major public meetings, one at Karachi and another at Lahore to express his existence among the masses.

They added that Musharraf would draw major support from ex-servicemen, which include ex-officers and foot soldiers from all wings of the armed forces.

Ahmed Raza Kasuri, a close aide of Musharraf said that Musharraf would face all the charges against him, which he claimed were politically motivated.

He added that Musharraf was not in hurry regarding establishing his foothold in the political arena and he would pursue his political ambitions gradually and carefully. (ANI)

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