ISLAMABAD  -  All Pakistan Muslim League chief Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf has finally decided to return to the country before the upcoming general election scheduled on July 25.

The decision was taken at the party’s core committee meeting held in Dubai where after threadbare discussion on all the aspects of Gen(retd) Musharraf’s return including the pending cases against him in the courts and its impact, it was finally decided that party chief would land back in the country before the general election.

Sources aware of the deliberations said that most likely Gen (retd) Musharraf would return in the last week of the current month (June) or in the first week of July to lead the party’s election campaign.

The legal team of the party gave a detailed briefing on the participation of the core committee and it was noted that all the cases against him (Musharraf) had been framed on flimsy grounds and politically-motivated and if these cases were properly pursued, the results would definitely come in favour of the party chairman.

Meanwhile, details of decisions taken at the core committee meeting would be announced after the parliamentary board meeting of the party on Tuesday and APML President Dr Mohammad Amjad would hold a press conference today (Tuesday) to announce some major decisions regarding Gen (retd) Musharraf’s return to the country, pending judicial cases against him and a strategy for the APML’s election campaign.

APML’s Joint Secretary Information Shehzad Arbi Satti through a press release said that the APML core committee at its meeting held in Dubai has made some major decision about the party’s policy in accordance with the upcoming general election.

The meeting chaired by Gen (retd) Musharraf decided about three major issues: Gen Musharraf’s return to Pakistan, his facing of the court cases and the APML’s election campaign.

The meeting was participated by Dr Muhammad Amjad, Syed Faqeer Hussain Bukhari and Mehreen Malik Adam besides other members. APML joint secretary said that the party’s parliamentary board will meet on Tuesday and it would review the decisions taken in the core committee meeting and would decide about their implementation.






Abrar Saeed