Musharraf in Dubai to meet 'old friends' to garner support for political ambition

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Lahore, July 5 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has flown to Dubai from London to hold talks with his 'old political friends' viewing a possibility of mid-term polls in Pakistan.

According to insiders, eager to try his luck in the country's politics, Musharraf has invited several 'friendly' leaders in the PML-Q to Dubai to discuss the future course of action amidst speculation of a snap poll in the country.

Leaders like Hamid Nasir Chattha, Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Lala Nisar Muhammad Khan and several others have been invited to Dubai for the meeting.

A leader, who is likely to meet Musharraf, while requesting anonymity said that it would be an advisory meeting with 'old friends.'

"We have told Musharraf in the 'April Meeting' in Abu Dhabi that we have our own political priorities back home and we would not join your party," he added.

Sources said that the Musharraf camp is also trying to contact PML-Q chief and former Prime Minister Chaudhury Shujaat Hussain.

However, Musharraf's political schemes could receive a set back from Hussain, as the later has clarified on several occasions that he has no interest in the former general's political adventures.

Sources said that after the meeting, Musharraf would go back to London, where he is currently living on an unannounced exile, and formally announce the launching of his party, All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).

He is also expected to announce a date for his return to Pakistan, The Nation reports. (ANI)

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