Former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf plans to make a comeback in national politics by reviving his party, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), a media report said. Geo News reported on Saturday that the 76-year-old former president had recovered in Dubai after suffering from what was reported as a rare disease in the media.
Currently in Dubai, on the occasion of the party’s founding day, the APML leader is also due to address his supporters in Islamabad on Sunday through a video link. He is also said to have gone to the US for medical examination last week.
The party added, though, it was unlikely that Musharraf, who controlled Pakistan for nearly a decade, would return to Pakistan soon. Musharraf faces in Pakistan a traitorous prosecution for the 2007 revocation of the constitution.
The then ruling government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz had filed the 2013 traitorous complaint against Musharraf over the declaration of an extra-constitutional emergency by the former president in November 2007, which culminated in the house arrest of several superior court judges and the expulsion of more than 100 judges.
Musharraf left to “seek medical treatment” for Dubai in 2016 and has not returned since.