Musharraf's confidants see no 'political' role for him in Pakistan in future

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Lahore, July 21 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf might have vowed to return to the country's political stage riding on his newly floated political party, however, his former colleagues, whom Musharraf trusted to help him in his motive, are not very enthusiastic about the general's future.

Musharraf recently held meetings with several of his former confidants and leaders of like minded parties in Dubai.

Insiders in the Musharraf camp revealed that Musharraf met several PML-Q leaders, including Raza Hayat Hiraj, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Chaudhury Shahbaz, Ishaq Khakwani, Raees Munir Ahmed and others, but several leaders in PML-Q and other leaders have denied meeting Musharraf.

PML (Zia ) chief Ejazul Haq, and Humayun Akhtar Khan, president and secretary general of PML-Q (like-minded group) have also denied reports of making any contact with the retired general.

Sources close to Musharraf disclosed that the politicians who met Musharraf in Dubai told him that there was not a single political personality of international stature in the newly formed alliance of three Leagues, and Musharraf was the only person who could lead the proposed coalition or the greater political alliance likely to be formed this year.

Musharraf would make public his vision and manifesto and the date for his return only after final efforts about the formation of greater political alliance, as he was solely banking on the support of the stated coalition, The Nation reports.

Insiders quoted leaders who took part in the Dubai meeting, as saying that efforts to form a larger political alliance are likely to take a practical shape by the end of August following which Musharraf could announce a date of for his return from London, where he is currently living on an unannounced self-exile. (ANI)

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