DUBAI: Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf will return home on March 24 after nearly four years of self-imposed exile in Dubai, his press aide said on Tuesday, in time to take part in a parliamentary election.
Musharraf to return to Pakistan on March 24: Aide(90 posts)
Posted 12 months ago on 12 Mar 2013 20:49 #
Current government's accountability, to put Mush on trial, will be over on March 16th. Why to wait until 24th. May be, this is his way of thanking his old friend Nawaz for taking the Ü turn of not going after him. Now PMLN can muddle a cheap slogan that establishment has asked Mush not to spoil Pakistan Day rally. How ironic, recently Nawaz himself could not hide his promiscuousness with Army - sweet dreams and happy philandering.Posted 12 months ago on 12 Mar 2013 22:30 #
Nevermind PMLN intrasigence, PTI should celebrate the return of their Patron-in-Chief. I hope IK and his cohorts give a rousing welcome to their boss for old times sake.Posted 12 months ago on 13 Mar 2013 1:15 #
Based on the current state of selection of care taker PM, most likely Raja Pervaiz Ashraf will still be the PM on 24th March.
PC will use 20, 21 and 22nd of March.
ECP will receive names on 23rd and it is not bound to select caretaker PM before 24th of March.
So definitely, GM is not coming on 24th of March, if the caretaker goes full length.Posted 11 months ago on 20 Mar 2013 3:59 #
Looks like Nawaz Sharif has softened his rhetoric on Musharraf.
Are Saudis behind this change of heart?
:)Posted 11 months ago on 22 Mar 2013 17:52 #
نواز شريف جو کھاتا پاکستان کا ہے ليکن سنتا سعوديہ کی ہے بکری ہوگيا ہے-
کيا اس دفعہ بھی نواز شريف کے اليکشن اخراجات سعوديہ ادا کررہا ہے؟
ان غير ملکی ايجنٹوں کو اليکشن ميں کھڑے ہونے کی اجازت کون دے ديتا ہے؟Posted 11 months ago on 22 Mar 2013 18:06 #
The Sindh High Court (SHC) has approved the pre-arrest bail of former president General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf in a series of legal cases, allowing him to return from exile without being arrested immediately.
Musharraf, who seized power in 1999 and left the country after stepping down in 2008, has vowed to return home on Sunday to contest the May 11 general election, but is wanted for conspiracy to murder and illegally arresting judges.
To preclude the prospect of his arrest on arrival, his daughter, Ayla Raza, petitioned a court in Karachi on his behalf for protective bail.
"He has been given pre-arrival, protective bail in all three cases," Musharraf's lawyer Ahmad Raza Kasuri told.
Judge Sajjad Ali Shah posted bail at 300,000 rupees ($3,000) over the 2007 sacking of judges, the 2006 death of Akbar Bugti, and the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto.
The decision means that Musharraf cannot be arrested for 10 days in connection with the judges' arrests and for 14 days in connection with the other two cases.Posted 11 months ago on 22 Mar 2013 18:22 #
Musharraf is more beneficial to Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan than abroad, especially now when the election campaign turns into a full swing in a few days. The people of Pakistan suffer from an acute form of amnesia where they tend to forget events that took place a few months ago. Musharraf's presence in Pakistan will help remind the public how big of a thug and scoundrel he was. His constant praises for Imran and his efforts to forge an alliance with MQM, PTI, and Q Leagues will also bring old memories, such as his sham referendum, American cronyism, dismissing and arresting of judges, Lal Musjid incident, and emergency plus, back to limelight.
Mark my words, if PMLN captures power, there will be a commission on Kargil, although NS might spare his life in return for his permanent exile.Posted 11 months ago on 22 Mar 2013 18:24 #
NS might spare his life in return for his permanent exile.
Bhai, the other day Mian Sahib gave a statement not to favor sending anyone on exile.Posted 11 months ago on 22 Mar 2013 18:45 #
Mark my words, if PMLN captures power, there will be a commission on Kargil, although NS might spare his life in return for his permanent exile.
You think Musharraf is that stupid to hang around in Pakistan, if PML-N wins the elections?
If Pml-n needs the help of Musharraf to remind people of their misery as if the current mess created by the ruling elite is not enough, then they should open a fruit and vegetable stall somewhere instead doing politics.Posted 11 months ago on 22 Mar 2013 18:58 #
We had to see the day when, even Sheeda Talli is starting to make lot of sense.Posted 11 months ago on 22 Mar 2013 19:05 #
Mush is also declared proclaim offender in a case at Abbotabad and there are also non bailable warrants by Lal Masjid commission . There is another case pending against him at Karachi about Killings of 12th May ,2007 . However criminals involved in 27th December 2007 firing at Nawaz Sharif rally escaped abroad successfully with the help of Rahman Malik .Posted 11 months ago on 22 Mar 2013 19:38 #
Just remember these innocent girls who believed that Ghazi Thugs were serving Islam and brutally killed by Musharraf to please America .
Posted 11 months ago on 22 Mar 2013 21:16 #
جناب پرویز مشرف صاحب اگر فوجی وردی پہن کر پاکستان میں داخل ہوں
تو پرویز الہی ، شیخ رشید جیسے بہت سے سیاستداں جوق در جوق
پھولوں کے ہار لے کر ہوائی اڈے پر پہنچ جائیں گےPosted 11 months ago on 22 Mar 2013 22:42 #
Just you can think what happened to the girls inside Lal MasjidPosted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 3:33 #
In some ways GM was competing with Talibans, my way or highway. You either accept my terms or I will eliminate you. I am surprised, why Pakistanis have soft corner for him and don't consider him Zalim.Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 3:55 #
GM was too a puppet of establishment . He was under support and protection of Zia and after Zia Ibne zia and others like him . Who pushed or used these khabis Ghazi brothers , Perhaps we can never know but Lal Masjid mafia is still being supported by land mafia of Malik Riaz .Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 4:05 #
Actually, Mush is worse than Taliban, at least Afghan Taliban are fighting for a cause and have some principles.But Mush just had a lust for power.
TTP, though, is a different story, they are an insult and scourge on humanity.
What I fail to understand is why he has decided to come back to Pakistan.I don't think he is interested in participating in the elections.He must know something about what is liable to happen during and after elections in Pakistan and wants to exploit the situation.Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 4:18 #
He was a fool only , ruled Pakistan with the help of one million guns and as a puppet of US . He destroyed us before coming into power by Kargil . If you can count the losses of Kargil only , He should be sent to firing squad without wasting a minute .Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 4:31 #
Problem with these generals is that they don't listen and try to understand contrary point of view.
Some of them, like GM, use brute power to have their point of view implemented.Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 4:37 #
Mush said yesterday that he will work for his oath with Pakistan .
He forgot about another oath taken at the time of his passing out at Military academy , Oath on constitution and not to enter in politics .
He deserves a court martial for violating that oath .Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 5:07 #
Biggest problem is the brass of the Army. They don't believe in punishment of their own even if they are proven guilty. Actually they protect their guilty.Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 5:12 #
Taliban threaten to send Musharraf to ‘hell’ when he returns
ISLAMABAD: The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan have threatened, in a video released on Saturday, to use suicide bombers and snipers to kill former President Pervez Musharraf when he returns home from exile.
In a Taliban video obtained by Reuters, Adnan Rasheed, who took part in a previous attempt to assassinate Musharraf, said: ”[We] have prepared a special squad to send Musharraf to hell. There are suicide bombers, snipers, a special assault unit and a close combat team.”
Musharraf angered the Taliban and other groups by joining the US war on terror following the September 11 attacks and later launching a major crackdown on militancy in Pakistan.
He is due to return home on Sunday from Dubai, after nearly four years of self-imposed exile, in time to take part in parliamentary elections on May 11.
Musharraf seized power in a 1999 coup and resigned in 2008 when his allies lost a vote and a new government threatened him with impeachment. He left the country a year later.
The former army general faces the possibility of arrest on charges that he failed to provide adequate security for former prime minister Benazir Bhutto before her assassination in 2007, and in relation to other cases.
But his most immediate concern may be Taliban militants seeking revenge.
“It is said when the jackal’s death is near it comes to town,” said Rasheed, who was among 400 prisoners who were broken out of a jail by militants in 2012.Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 8:35 #
Come what may, Musharraf vows to return to PakistanPosted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 13:47 #
Taliban threaten to send Musharraf to ‘hell’ when he returns
Why does it looks like a threat coming from PMLN; isn't taliban the other side of PMLN coin.Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 13:59 #
Taliban are not other side of PML(N) neither they are other side of PTI. Both PTI and PML(N) have soft corner for Taliban but that does not mean they are part of it or they fully support it. PML(N) does not take hard lines on Taliban as big chunk of their voters are right wing and close to religion voters and strategically they do not want to lose this vote.
Musharif 18 Karor Pakistan Ka Mujrim hai
Musharaf is responsible for Hundreds of innocent people killings. IK speech started so more details later.Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 14:09 #
Pervez bhai ki kya baat hai!Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 14:10 #
BTW, soft corner, my foot. Have we forget the Joseph Colony incident or Taliban not targeting Punjab but other provinces at the instructions of PMLN; I can't.Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 14:15 #
Joseph Colony story was a strategic decision, as there was no danger of any life loss PML(N) do not want a anger from right wing vote. Don't forget Punjab is a big majority of Bralvi people, if those people were stopped Bralvi Ullama and extremist would have given dent to PML(N). Mian Sahib is not taking any risk at last moment.Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 14:29 #
This all war on terror and Afghan Jehad are products of Zia and Mush .Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 15:12 #
"If Pml-n needs the help of Musharraf to remind people of their misery as if the current mess created by the ruling elite is not enough, then they should open a fruit and vegetable stall somewhere instead doing politics."
I think you yourself are suffering from amnesia; look back at the history, this nation has a big stomach when it comes down to dictators. They are just fine under a 10 year rule of a tyrant, but the moment a democracy surfaces, their skin starts aching just after a few months and they start calling the army. The same is true with the media; they demonstrate a silence like the dead sea under a dictatorship but they start bashing civilians just in six months, the very people who give them the power of freedom of speech.
You think PP is done for good because of their dismal and pathetic performance? Wait till you get the election results.
I admire your hopes and confidence in the public but I must say that it's ill-fated.Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 16:07 #
Pakistani Taliban seek Baloch insurgents’ help to target Musharraf
Speaking to Dawn.com, TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said the group had set up squads of suicide bombers to assassinate Musharraf.
I am surprised over Mush . He should create more problems for caretakers .Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 16:28 #
Musharraf’s party denied rally at Pakistan founder's masouleum
The permission for his rally at Mazar e Qauid has been cancelled due to security reasons . His party has been informed duly however media is in mood of full coverage .
Hope Lafa shafafa received .Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 17:13 #
Some six years ago on 12th May 2007 , he arranged something for chief justice of Pakistan . On his arrival at Karachi
On arrival of BB , 18 October 2007
I recommend only free and fair trials for Mush , He should be protected .Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 17:42 #
"I recommend only free and fair trials for Mush , He should be protected ."
Do you think brass of the Army will let a fair trial and risk punishment of their own even when he is proven guilty?Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 17:54 #
I am afraid that it can not happen but we have to ask for this only and we should insist only for this .
More news . Brave people of brave commando , APML says that the public rally at every cast .Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 18:11 #
"I am afraid that it can not happen but we have to ask for this only and we should insist only for this "
But the problem with an unfair trial where the evidence is suppressed gives a "clean sheet" to the accused.
GM with an unfair trial where the evidence is suppressed with or without the help of army brass and he gets clean sheet is worse than with no trial.Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 18:17 #
Will he be dispatched with two crates of mangoes?Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 19:23 #
HRW urges govt to hold Musharraf accountable for rights violations
“Only by ensuring that Musharraf faces the well-documented outstanding charges against him can Pakistan put an end to the military’s impunity for abuses.”Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 20:41 #
Are you a closeted PMLN fan? The frequency of your posts show that.Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 21:43 #
Will he be dispatched with two crates of mangoes?
ضیا الحق کو تو یہ دو ام کے کریٹ بہت مہنگے پڑے تھے ۔۔۔۔Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 21:44 #
I think you yourself are suffering from amnesia; look back at the history, this nation has a big stomach when it comes down to dictators.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
You are not making any sense by your rambling here.How is Mush's arrival supposed to help PML-N?
I was questioning the all of a sudden softening of Mian Sb's heart for Mush and the hands behind it.
I'm not a fan of Mush but there are still lot of his admirers in Pakistan and his major target is going to be PML-N.
I never said that PP has disintegrated, it is in disarray, but if IK is able to put a dent in PML-N in Punjab it could put PPP in the driving seat.
Personally I would like to see a change where the ruling elite is kicked out, but that will take some time.Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 23:10 #
LOL @ZAR & SHAR
Hasan Nisar's love for MUSHI......Posted 11 months ago on 23 Mar 2013 23:24 #
Apparently, you didn't read my message beyond the first line. here is the excerpt for your reference:
"Musharraf's presence in Pakistan will help remind the public how big of a thug and scoundrel he was. His constant praises for Imran and his efforts to forge an alliance with MQM, PTI, and Q Leagues will also bring old memories, such as his sham referendum, American cronyism, dismissing and arresting of judges, Lal Musjid incident, and emergency plus, back to limelight."
Mush will also be a factor in increasing the enthusiasm level of PMLN supports; his presence can only help not hurt NS, a true anti-establishment force.
And finally, why did NS soften his stance against Mush? I don't think he did. Mush is a nobody now, so there is no need to waste ammunition and make him an issue in the campaign; the campaign would be against Zardari and Imran.
I agree on your final point.Posted 11 months ago on 24 Mar 2013 0:01 #
And finally, why did NS soften his stance against Mush? I don't think he did.
You are entitled to live in fantasy-land.Posted 11 months ago on 24 Mar 2013 0:06 #
Allowing him to come to Pakistan is hardly conceding anything, especially if his presence is going to help your side. You're reading to much into this. It's the army that actually has allowed him to come back. You are also missing the real story about Kiani's recent visit to Saudi Arabia. Rumor mill has it that he met Mush there.Posted 11 months ago on 24 Mar 2013 0:13 #
Please, give me a break!
Saudis ain't pulling Mian Sb's strings?Posted 11 months ago on 24 Mar 2013 0:19 #
Sure, but they are only asking NS not to create so much hue and cry in Pakistan over Mush's return, can hardly be characterized as string pulling.Posted 11 months ago on 24 Mar 2013 0:26 #
:)Posted 11 months ago on 24 Mar 2013 0:29 #
KARACHI: The Pakistani government should hold the country’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf accountable for human rights abuses when he returns to Pakistan, Human Rights Watch said Saturday.
Musharraf is due to return to Pakistan on Sunday from Dubai, after nearly four years of self-imposed exile, in time to take part in parliamentary elections on May 11.
Legal proceedings are pending against General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in several human rights cases.
In November 2011, Musharraf was charged with involvement in the killing of Akbar Bugti, a Baloch nationalist leader who died under unclear circumstances while hiding in a cave in August 2006, after a long standoff with the Pakistani military.
In February 2011, Musharraf was declared an absconder after a court in Rawalpindi accepted the interim charge-sheet from Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), which named the former president as one of the accused in the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
Musharraf has also been charged with the illegal removal from office and confinement of much of the country’s judiciary, including the serving chief justice of the Supreme Court, from November 2007 to March 2008.
“Musharraf should not be allowed to elude the serious legal proceedings against him on his return to Pakistan,” said Ali Dayan Hasan, Pakistan director at Human Rights Watch, in a statement issued from New York.
“Only by ensuring that Musharraf faces the well-documented outstanding charges against him can Pakistan put an end to the military’s impunity for abuses.”
Musharraf has the distinction of having suspended constitutional rule twice during his time in office, Human Rights Watch said.
After declaring a state of emergency in November 2007, he began a violent crackdown and ordered the detention of some 10,000 political opponents –including most of the country’s Supreme Court judges.
“Given the personal suffering many judges endured at Musharraf’s hands, it will be a real test for Pakistan’s judiciary, especially the chief justice, to ensure that prosecutions are impartial,” Hasan said.
“But this is a test they must face and pass if Pakistan is to send a clear message that it will not allow abusive military leaders to escape accountability.”
Under Musharraf’s watch, the Pakistani military and its intelligence agencies allegedly committed widespread human rights violations, including the enforced disappearances of thousands of political opponents, particularly from Balochistan province.
“Throughout his years in office, Musharraf maintained that he was fully aware of the behaviour of security forces in Balochistan and that they had done no wrong,” Hasan said. “His role in the widespread abuses in Balochistan, including ‘disappearances’ during his rule, needs to be investigated and appropriately prosecuted.”
Musharraf persistently undermined the right to free expression and forcibly censored the media during his years in power, Human Rights Watch said. During the emergency, he shut down over 30 television channels and passed decrees muzzling the media.
Pakistan’s elected parliament has rolled back most of Musharraf’s unlawful decrees and reversed virtually all his self-empowering constitutional measures. However, there has been little progress in holding Musharraf accountable and others in his government responsible for egregious human rights abuses including killings, torture, and enforced disappearances, Human Rights Watch said.
“It is fortunate for General Musharraf that Pakistan is a democracy today that will neither force him back into exile nor prevent him from participating in the political process as Musharraf did to his opponents,” Hasan said.
“But it is the government’s responsibility to ensure that Musharraf is fully investigated and fairly prosecuted for abuses such as torture and disappearances that were widespread under his rule,” he added.Posted 11 months ago on 24 Mar 2013 3:15 #
@ RQ Sahib .
I am never a PML N fan but I prefer democracy . I am against the killers and conspirators and also the 'puppets' .Posted 11 months ago on 24 Mar 2013 4:10 #
Who is paying for 150-200 people/journalists coming with GM?Posted 11 months ago on 24 Mar 2013 4:13 #
یا الله !
پاکستان پر رحم فرما - نازک وقت ہے - سازشی تیار بیٹھے ہیں ، بنگلہ دیش ماڈل مکمل ہونے کو ہے ،جمہوریت کو خوب بدنام کیا گیا ہے - اس ملک کو تباہ کرنے والے پھر کوئی سازش کرنے میں کامیاب نہ ہوں یا الله ! تو ہی مدد کرنے والا ہے ، رحم فرماPosted 11 months ago on 24 Mar 2013 4:26 #
Mush is coming
I AM AFRAID
timing is important
Bangla Desh model is ready
Adventurers can do anything .
Mush has no scope even to win a single seat .
Why this commando is being pushed to jump without a parachute .Posted 11 months ago on 24 Mar 2013 7:11 #
Let him do suiside if Musharraf is jumping without parachute.
Pak TV talk show lover, are quite tempted to see talk show from today, a new artist to be joined the entertain people of pakistan.
Why only PMLN lover are affraid with Musharraf Arrival? He is no more COAS.Posted 11 months ago on 24 Mar 2013 7:23 #
Who is paying for 150-200 people/journalists coming with GM?
Its all money and power game....
May be this article could help to understand....
’صرف دس اور گیارہ بجے کا ٹائم خالی ہے‘
اس دوران پرویز مشرف کے میڈیا کوآرڈینیٹر اخبارات میں ہفتے اور اتوار کو چھپنے والے اشتہارات کی کاپی دیکھ کر اسے درست کررہے تھے۔ دوسری جانب ایک کمرے میں پاکستان کے کئی صحافیوں کے لیے ہوائی جہاز کے ٹکٹ کے پرنٹ نکالے جا رہے تھے۔
اسی دوران کسی کا فون بجا جسے سن کے اس کمرے میں موجود ایک صاحب نے خوشی سے چلاتے ہوئے ایک نجی ٹی وی چینل کی اینکر کا نام لیا اور کہا کہ ’مبارک ہو انہوں نے اپنی آمد کی تصدیق کردی ہے‘۔
وہاں موجود افراد کچھ صحافیوں کو دبئی آنے کے لیے منا بھی رہے تھے اور ان کا کہنا تھا کہ وہ بزنس کلاس کی نشست نہیں دے سکتے کیونکہ وہ پہلے ہی بھر چکی ہیں۔
اسی دوران ایک صاحب نے کہا کہ سارے انٹرویوز طے ہوگئے ہیں اب صرف پاکستانی وقت کے دس اور گیارہ بجے کا ٹائم خالی ہے کسی اینکر سے بات کر کے اس دوران میں کوئی انٹرویو رکھوا دو۔
وہاں موجود لوگوں سے بات کرکے اندازہ ہوا کہ ان میں سے بیشتر پاکستان سے باہر ہی رہتے ہیں۔ کوئی امریکا سے آیا تھا تو کوئی لندن سے۔ ان لوگوں سے گفتگو کرکےمحسوس ہوا کے یہ لوگ پاکستان کی سیاسی اور سکیورٹی صورتحال سے یا تو ناواقف ہیں یا پھر انجان بن رہے ہیں۔
پرویز مشرف خود بھی مجھے غیر ضروری طور پر پر اعتماد نظر آئے خاص کر ان کا یہ کہنا کہ ’مجھے فوج سے مانگنے کی ضرورت نہیں ہے اور فوج جانتی ہے کہ کہ مجھے کیادرکار ہے‘۔
http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2013/03/130323_musharraf_in_dubai_rh.shtmlPosted 11 months ago on 24 Mar 2013 7:40 #
Backdoor deal: ‘Saudi clout’ paving way for Musharraf’s return
Former president Pervez Musharraf has chosen a vaguely familiar path to return to Pakistan from his nearly four-year exile, relying on the intervention of the Saudi royal family and its clout over one of his arch-enemies.
Talking to The Express Tribune, a close aide to Musharraf – who is due to arrive at Karachi airport around 12:45pm today – revealed that following closed-door meetings with the Saudi royals, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has agreed to refrain from creating any trouble for the former dictator upon his return. He added that in light of the threats issued against Musharraf by the Taliban, the country’s security agencies would provide security to the former president.Posted 11 months ago on 24 Mar 2013 8:22 #
Nawaz Shareef's MASTERS
Backdoor deal: ‘Saudi clout’ paving way for Musharraf’s returnPosted 11 months ago on 24 Mar 2013 9:18 #
The "eagle" has landed at Karachi airport (thinking himself Shaheen). I think he has forgotten that Pakistan is no more his nest. I do not know what tricks he has up his sleeves, but I do know that environmental condition in Pakistan is not conducive for him. But, it would be a mistake if we think him a fool, he has some purpose which would come out one way or the other soon.Posted 11 months ago on 24 Mar 2013 9:51 #
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