Musharraf announces return to Pakistan
Former President Gen.(R) Pervez Musharraf on Friday announced to return to Pakistan after one week of establishment of the interim government to take part in the coming elections. "It is now or never for me so I have decided to go back to Pakistan".
He made this announcement in a press conference in Dubai. He said he will prefer to come to Karachi first. He also announced APML will take part in elections actively.
He said Pakistan is at the crossroads and the national integrity is on stake. Elections are around the corner and I expect elections should take place on time. He appealed to the Pakistani to act because this is the rights time to act.
He said Pakistani people are leaving the country because of bad governance and faulty economic polices of the rulers. He said it will be difficult to put things in order however he will try its best to revive the economy.
He also talked about extremism adding these trends will have to be controlled. He said not all Taliban are bad but those who resort to violence are not Muslims.
Referring to Quetta carnage Pervez Musharraf said Hazara community is a peace loving and patriotic community of Pakistan. "I know many of them personally and can say on authority that they are well education and peace loving people. Killing them and that too brutally is not acceptable", he added.
Talking about the way forward he said internal peace is key to internal peace and security and he will try his best to ensure internal security of the country.
"Pakistan is the only Muslim nuclear power but unfortunately we have not been able to exploit our position to the benefit of Pakistan and Muslim ummah. Pakistan is an important country and we have to make others believe that Pakistan is an important state", he added.