Saudi Arabia offers asylum to beleaguered Musharraf

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Islamabad, Aug.1 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf may be heading former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's way as far as taking refuge outside the country is concerned.

Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Pakistan Abdul Aziz Bin Ibrahim said that his country would consider giving political asylum to Musharraf if he asks for it, The Daily Times reports.

Talking to media persons here, Ibrahim said both countries shared strong historic ties and all efforts would be made to strengthen them further.

However, it is unclear whether Musharraf would settle in Saudi Arabia after the Supreme Court's decision declaring his November 3, 2007 acts as 'unconstitutional' and 'extra-judicial'.

While it is almost certain that Musharraf would not return home in a hurry, it is not clear whether the former general would stay in London, where he has been staying over the past few months or settle in Saudi Arabia.(ANI)

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