Will Musharraf participate in Pakistan elections?
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- Hari PrakashMar 28, 2013
Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf has returned home after nearly four years of self-imposed exile despite the possibility of arrest and a threat from the Taliban to kill him. Musharraf hopes to regain influence and run in a general election scheduled for May 11. The former army general seized power in a 1999 coup, resigned in 2008 when his allies lost a vote and a new government threatened him with impeachment. He left the country a year later. Musharraf faces charges of failing to provide adequate security to former prime minister Benazir Bhutto before her assassination in 2007. He also faces charges in connection with the death of a Baluch separatist leader. Musharraf had been granted bail in advance to avoid being arrested upon his return but he could be detained at a later date.It remains unclear whether Musharraf will manage to regain influence in Pakistan, where strong contenders for the election include Nawaz Sharif, the man he ousted in a military coup, and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan.
- eAnswers...Mar 28, 2013
Yes you can say this as Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf has held his first news conference since returning home after four years of exile. It seems like he is all set to take part in the upcoming elections from 11 May in Pakistan. According to him his party is expecting to get a good number of seats in the elections.
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