Musharraf ready to defend himself against five allegations

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Islamabad, Apr 5(ANI): Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who is set to launch his political party next month, has said he is ready to counter the allegations levelled against him in the media.

"The former president (Musharraf) is ready to defend five allegations against him, including the Lal Masjid operation, murder of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, promulgation of the defunct National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) and removal of Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry as the chief justice of Pakistan and imposition of dictatorial rule in the country," The News quoted Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Musharraf's lawyer and a close aide, as saying.

"General (retired) Musharraf is all set to launch his own political party next month," he added.

He further said the name of the new party had been finalised, and reiterated that Musharraf has decided to stage a comeback.

"We have applied for registration under the name of the All Pakistan Muslim League," he said.

"The former president will announce the date of his homecoming by the end of the next month (May)," he added.

Hussain also put forward Musharraf's view about the current government's performance, and said the former president was very disappointed, as people are facing many problems, including a power crisis, poverty, unemployment and lawlessness.

"People are suffering from multiple problems and looking for a genuine leadership, so that their problems are solved," Hussain quoted Musharraf as saying. (ANI)

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