ISLAMABAD The ruling PPP and opposition party PML-N are closing their ranks to frustrate the efforts of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to stage his comeback. Sources privy to these developments informed TheNation on Monday that both the major political players have evolved a tactic understanding to close their ranks to counter efforts of former President General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf to get any political mileage from their weaknesses. They were of the view that despite all-out efforts the former military ruler would not get any space and political mileage by staging his comeback. He should forget about doing politics and should better enjoy his self-exiled life, they said and added that he could not imagine how the people of Pakistan are averse to his plans of return to Pakistan. The sources ruled out the possibility of his return to the country, as it was part of the exit deal with the PPP government. They were of the view that the Pakistan Army was also part of the deal, therefore, it is just political stunt that he would soon stage his comeback. He is living in the fools paradise, and is not aware of the ground realities in Pakistan where many people have not yet forgotten his illegal actions. The former military ruler plans to launch his political party All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) next month from London and has invited nearly 200 delegates for the purpose. In a related development, his political spokesman and member of the APML central organising committee, Barrister Mohammad Ali Khan Saif, said that the people of Pakistan by pledging more than Rs 200 million in a telethon of Pervez Musharraf have reposed confidence in the former President. Talking to various party delegations, Saif said that the manner in which Pakistani people pledged their donations at Musharrafs telethon for aid on a private TV channel shows that he is still a popular leader and they remember his tenure and want to see him come back to power. Saif claimed that Musharraf by making his comeback could end the lawlessness, unemployment and poverty in the country. He said that after this success the former president would hold another telethon on CNN later this month for the aid of flood affectees. He said that former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Hollywood movie stars and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie would attend the telethon. He further said that homes would be constructed for the flood affectees and livestock would be bought for them from the proceeds of this telethon. Saif also said that Musharraf would formally launch APML next month in a bid to set his stage for his return to participate in the next general elections.