Pervez Musharraf, 78, the former military ruler of Pakistan and the founder of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) is set to return to the Pakistani political scene on October 6th. He was inactive for over a year due to health concerns according to one of his aides.
Gen (Retd.) Musharraf has been residing in Dubai since March 2016. He is currently facing a treason case under Article 6 for suspending the Constitution in 2007 which was brought to light in 2014. If convicted, Musharraf faces either life imprisonment or death penalty. Musharraf, who ruled over Pakistan from 1999 to 2008 has also been declared a fugitive for the Benazir Bhutto assassination and Red Mosque cleric killing case.
After taking over a year’s break he is now planning a comeback. The Express Tribune reported a party member saying, “The former president is suffering from amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by a build-up of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and tissues throughout the body according to his family.”
The APML General Secretary Mehreen Malik has also gone on record stating that Musharraf got the necessary medical care in a hospital in London for about 12 days. She also stated that Musharraf held a meeting with the party officials and has ordered the party members to resume their political activities. Furthermore, he shall also address the party’s 9th Foundation Day ceremony to be held at Islamabad through a video message and shall also be making political announcements soon.
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