Benazir's return from abroad not result of 'deal' but 'political dialogue': Faisal Abidi

Islamabad, Oct 3 (ANI): Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's mandatory stay abroad until the 2008 general elections cannot be called a 'deal' as claimed by the former President Pervez Musharraf, as it was the result of a political dialogue between the two leaders, PPP Senator Faisal Raza Abidi has said.

Reacting to the claim made by Musharraf a few days earlier, Abidi stated that the dialogue was a part of the politics and one could not tag it as a 'deal', adding that the Pakistan People's Party had never joined hands with any dictator, the Daily Times reported.

Commenting on the Musharraf's attempt to re-enter Pakistan's political arena, he pointed out that the former dictator was such a coward that he did not come to Pakistan to launch his party, adding that Musharraf had to face legal cases on his return.

Earlier, Musharraf had announced that he had a good chance of winning the next presidential election due in 2013, and he would return to his country before that to "introduce a new political culture," though he recognised that on his return, he would have to face some legal cases and also that there would be danger to his life.

"Two hundred per cent I will participate in the next election. Standing for myself. Standing for a party that I'll create.... I have fought wars, I have faced dangers and I'm a lucky man. I'll try my luck again and I'm not scared of that," Musharraf, who is presently living in exile in London, had said. (ANI)

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