Addressing the Chatham House think-tank here, he said, "I love my country and I would do anything for Pakistan. However, it is for the people of Pakistan who need to decide."
"I have to come through the political process, through the process of elections. But I think its very good, its very good because I think I will have that legitimacy which I never had," he said.
However, Musharraf did not comment on whether he is ready to face trial for illegal detention of judges of superior judiciary after imposing an emergency in the country in 2007.
Musharraf had imposed a state of emergency and sacked 60 judges on Nov 3, 2007 when the Supreme Court appeared poised to declare him ineligible to contest a presidential election while in military uniform.
Musharraf is currently living in London on a self-announced exile. He is guarded by a small team of retired Pakistani commandos and pays for his security himself.