PPP leader says Musharraf could be arrested on his return to Pakistan

Lahore, Sept 15 (ANI): Pakistan People's Party's Secretary General- Jehangir Badr- has said that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf could be arrested over many criminal cases against him on his return to the country.

"Musharraf could be rounded up to face many criminal cases on his return to country including assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto", The News quoted Badr, as saying.

Addressing a press conference here in Lahore, he stated, "Pro-marshal law elements can scarcely see democracy flourish in Pakistan therefore media must expose such sudden-wealthy elements before public who are engaged in derailing democracy."

Commenting on the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain's statement on a revolution, Badr said that Hussain was "propagating nothing but a false and baseless revolution."

Musharraf had recently confirmed that he was forming a new political party in the wake of plans to return to politics in the nation, and would be standing for a seat in the next parliament. He also said he recognised that on his return, he would have to face some legal cases and also that there would be danger to his life.

Several cases are pending against Musharraf in courts across Pakistan, and the UN enquiry commission's report also held his regime responsible for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in December 2007. (ANI)

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