ISLAMABAD Former president General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf is all set to return and join politics, sources informed on Thursday. Well-placed sources informed TheNation that former military dictator was ostensibly trying to get a new party - All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) - registered with Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) with the help of his loyalists. The sources informed that ECP had finally accepted the papers for registration of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) with Barrister Saif as Chairman, thus setting a stage for Musharraf to join party at his convenience. The sources confirmed that Barrister Saif, former interim minister and official spokesperson of the ex-dictator, had filed an application with the ECP seeking registration of the party through his lawyer Muhammad Azam. It was learnt that while examining the papers at preliminary level, the ECP raised minor nature of objections over the application. Applicant completed the prerequisites and re-filed application to the ECP which has been accepted for final approval, sources further disclosed. It would not be out of place to mention here that hierarchy of office-bearers of APML would be Barrister Saif as Chairman, Sher Alam Khattak as President, Chuadhry Abdul Ghafoor as Senior Vice President, Rai Mulazam Hussain as Secretary General, as they are nominated in the application. When this scribe contacted Joint Secretary Election Commission Sher Afgan, he confirmed that Barrister Saif had submitted application for recognition of party in the name of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) through his lawyer. Papers will be submitted in the commission meeting for final approval in a few days, he further confirmed. Talking to TheNation, Maj Gen (Retd) Rashid Qureshi confirmed that Barrister Saif was legal advisor and spokesman of Musharraf. Musharraf has not yet decided to join the party and is waiting for right time to join Pakistani politics. There are 155,000 members of Pasdaran-e-Pakistan and 150,000 lovers on face book. Its shows how much popular he is in the masses, he maintained. However, to a question he said Passdaran-e-Pakistan was a movement of one hundred and fifty thousands loyalists of Musharraf and was not a political party, while the APML will be a political party of Musharrafs sympathiser. It is relevant to mention here that some people have reportedly offered to join Passdaran-e-Pakistan through emails. This scribe tried to contact Barrister Saif but he was out of town. When contacted Legal Advisor APML, Advocate Muhammad Azam, said surely Musharraf and Sher Afgan Khan Niazi would be incorporated in the party as key office-bearers in the future. He was optimistic in saying that all factions of Muslim Leagues except PML-N would be united under this umbrella of APML. He added it was not sure whether or not former information minister Muhammad Ali Durani and Hamayun Akhtar of Like-minded group of PML-Q would be accepted in APML. When this scribe contacted Spokesman of Pakistan Muslim League (N) Sadiq-ul-Farooq for comments, he said, We are sure it is not more than a fantasy that has to be translated into reality. We are waiting impatiently for Musharrafs return, as he has to face trial in murder cases of Benazir Bhutto and Nawab Akbar Bugti, besides case on illegal arrests of judges. Creation of new party APML is supposition, once this supposition is translated into concrete form, party version would be released accordingly. Its not easy for Musharraf to get clean-chit from judiciary, he further maintained. Despite repeated attempts, Chief of Muslim League Functional Pir Pagarah couldnt be contacted. While talking to TheNation, Kamal Ali Agha, Central General Secretary of PML-Q, said, We strongly confirm it that we will never merge PML-Q to any newborn party. We will never compromise on our identity. To a question he said, Musharraf deceived us by signing a deal with Pakistan Peoples Party. We left Musharraf the day he publicly committed that if Benazir had not got murdered, she would be the prime minister and I would had still president of Pakistan. To another question he said, Like-minded group of PML-Q had tried its level best in harming the party and their joining to APML is least concern for us, he maintained. Despite repeated attempts, Chief of Awami Muslim League Sheikh Rashid couldnt be contacted, as he too was out of town on private visit.