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Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. – File Photo
Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. – File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf is hopeful that his ordeal will end in few weeks time and he will be granted bail in all the three cases, his counsel Barrister Salman Safdar told Dawn.Com on Wednesday.

Musharraf is currently under house arrest at his Islamabad farm house residence after cancellation of bail in the judges’ detention case.

His bail petition in the Benazir Bhutto murder case was also dismissed by a division bench of the Lahore High Court’s Rawalpindi registry earlier in the day.

Recalling his meeting with the former military strongman, his counsel said that Musharraf is very confident and took active part in discussions regarding the cases.

Safdar said that quality of evidence in these cases cannot stand before any court of law if fair investigation is done and justice is delivered to the former president. “The Interpol had already termed the evidence against Musharraf insufficient when the previous government issued red-warrants for the former president when he was out of the country. So I am sure that his ordeal will end in few weeks and he will be able to pursue his political career,” the lawyer said.

He also denied reports that Pervez Musharraf wants to leave the country. “Musharraf knew before coming to Pakistan that he was wanted in BB case, Akber Bugti case and Judges’ case. So to say that he is disturbed is not correct at all,” said Barrister Salman Safdar.

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samonrusty Apr 24, 2013 09:22pm
Let the politicians rob the country
Mustafa Apr 25, 2013 01:50am
Hope all Pakistanis get this message loudly and clearly.
zia khan Apr 25, 2013 10:44am
I think they should stay in the barracks.
Mustafa Apr 25, 2013 01:47am
If this Pervez Musharraf is gone, there will be hundreds more new Pervez Musharrafs to bring about positive revolution in Pakistan by wiping out militancy, terrorism, corruption in all government branches except military which is so far excellent and trust worthy. All branches of government including judiciary appear to have lost trust.
Ahmed Ali Khan Apr 25, 2013 03:37am
Haider Ali did you born yesterday? he let people to ask tough questions no previous president or PM has ever let that. If you hear his interviews and in public forum you will know that. Did any of the leader did that? Now Imran Khan is following on Musharraf's footstep and he even hijacked Musharraf's youth votes. If Musharraf has come at that time when he formed the party all the youth were with him. Why he cant come everybody knows.
Gandhian Apr 25, 2013 02:21am
Musharraf has filed an appeal to be allowed to visit his old mother at Dubai. But he did not allow the couped-out elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif even to attend the funeral and last rituals of his father late Mohammad Sharif. May God bless his soul in peace. Aameen. Musharraf is enjoying the luxury and comfort of his own princely Villa but the elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after his deposition at the point of gun was flown away to Landhi Jail, Karachi and humiliated like a 3rd degree criminal. Is this not double standard of justice for civilian and uniformed citizens?
masood Apr 25, 2013 04:12am
What has been the achievement of Chief Justice since being restored five years ago? taking notices? Secondly has anyone noticed the gentlemen behavior of our lawyers?
Ahmed Ali Khan Apr 25, 2013 03:24am
You must be out of your mind. If anybody is doing anything is his party workers. Go and visit his website.
Ahmed Ali Khan Apr 25, 2013 03:22am
When the chief himself incite to register cases against Musharraf then how can he is going to get the justice. Its anybody's guess. like all other institution our courts are no 2 as well.
William Henley Apr 25, 2013 03:30am
Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Michael Malcolm Apr 25, 2013 07:27am
You forget the correct pronoun. First all poor people are not in jail and if they are because they committed crime because they were made to by the corrupt rich. In a welfare state you will not find poor people in jail but only those who few and far committed them.
Michael Malcolm Apr 25, 2013 07:51am
Did hanging of ZAB solved anthing till date. ? NO. the corrupt and liar politicians should be hanged to change to better situation. That is the solution. I do hope Imran Khan will do it.
Haider Ali Apr 24, 2013 07:20pm
Yes, the old man commando...!
Haider Ali Apr 24, 2013 07:19pm
I think hanging only Mush would solve the problem forever...!
Ahmed Ali Khan Apr 25, 2013 04:02am
Well he is not doing make-up as he is not coming on TV. Well he is looking to his age.
zia khan Apr 24, 2013 07:33pm
Please don't disturb.Let them try Musharraf for what he did to our country.
zia khan Apr 24, 2013 07:36pm
A few more weeks like that and he will look like Gandhi.
Agha Ata (USA) Apr 24, 2013 07:39pm
If security agencies save him, that would be a lesson for the civil government, and if they could not save him then it will be a lesson for the army. Remember there aren't any mistakes in life, all are lessons. :)
khalidmurad1 Apr 24, 2013 07:39pm
General! We salute your courage and tolerance, you are a real general. Allah be willing everything is going to settle. I recommend that a full fledged case should be framed against the Chief for coaxing, enticing and alluring people to frame frivolous cases against youto take his revenge. His statement appeared in almost all newspapers, "Musharraf Sahib aa gai han, jiski himmat hai unse apna hisab le". A case should also be registered with GHQ to conduct a Court Marshal to decide as to how the Plan High jacking case (plan carrying the serving Army Chief was directed to land in India), against Nawaz was washed out. Secondly why the culprits involved in two murder attempts on you, were set free. Under the prevalent circumstances courts have become absolutely untrustworthy and all these major failures will multiply to make the credibility of Courts conspiratory and malicious.
Louise Clark Apr 25, 2013 04:57am
May Allah protect you General Musharraf. You are lucky your mother is alive, Allah will listen to her prayers. You were the best president. I was in Pakistan during your presidency, and I saw development in all sectors and in all major cities without any discrimination. Specially in health, education and employment sectors the progress was magical. You came from Pak Military but you ruled like a democratic leader. Unlike these greedy, blood suckers landlords, you were God send. May Allah protect you.
Zaheer Apr 25, 2013 05:05am
Lessons not learnt from history (1971) and to continue making mistakes and hoping for different and better results- are known as blunders.
Louise Clark Apr 25, 2013 05:07am
Louise Clark Apr 25, 2013 05:09am
Explain what he did to our country? you seem to be an educated person, and you must have some information? so give some evidence..........
Louise Clark Apr 25, 2013 05:10am
Explain what he did to our country? you seem to be an educated person, and you must have some information? so give some evidence
Ibrahim Apr 25, 2013 12:32am
General (Retd) Musharraf is a gentleman politician. His dedication to Pakistan is unquestionable. Inshallah he will be vindicated. The need of the hour is a leader like him.
shariff Apr 25, 2013 12:36am
Crucify Him
Habib Rahman Apr 25, 2013 12:10am
Please do not go for the slogans, look at the past records of the politicians and decide for them selves.The country is broke after five years of democracy and is on life suport on IMf loans, twice in five years and the national debts is rising.Please note that when Musharraf was in power 1999-2008, Pakistan was one of the fastest growing country with 7% GDP growth, (Zaidi) the highest in the history of Pakistan with low deficit of 4.3%, low inflation of 6.6% for fy 01-08 and FDI of 5.4B$ (Nauman), with stable economy of 62 rupees to a dollars and reserve0f 16.4B$ in 2007 and got rid of IMF (SIR.A.Rasheed).Please compare this outsranding record with any govt in the last 65 years.
Ali Apr 24, 2013 06:59pm
Of course everything will be fine because he knows until hs friend Kayani is there, there will be no accountability for Musharraf or Beg. Enjoy
FAIZ Apr 24, 2013 06:58pm
Very true.....
Terry Bola Apr 24, 2013 06:55pm
Nonsense !
101TIMES Apr 24, 2013 06:53pm
Musharraf was "The MAN" of all "MEN & Women" when it came to running Pakistan. Do I need to say more? the results are there, the numbers are there to prove my point. And many Pakistani's both at home and abroad still support him and shall continue to do so.
salman Apr 24, 2013 06:47pm
yes justice should prevail... hang the judges who gave Musharraf the right to alter constitution.
salman Apr 24, 2013 06:42pm
well,the fact is that president musharraf gave this nation the right to talk and vote..
salman Apr 24, 2013 06:39pm
who are the enemies of Pervaiz Musharraf? -taliban terrorists -lal masjid sympathizers -judiciary not strange that the judiciary haven't took a single suo moto against extremist elements..
Chanpeer Apr 24, 2013 10:40pm
I wonder why the masses are sleeping, why don't they protest to save musharraf, if they really want him out of prison?
rehan Apr 24, 2013 10:14pm
sab musharaf kay chamchay hain. Look at other democratic countries.. whenever their is disaster army do not come to save the country... army is supposed to protect the constitution.. not to disrespect is trained to do the border protection should never involve in running every day affairs..May Allah give us a sense as nation.. now PTI has good mandate.. why do we need army marsha law.. the reason is very simple we are had haram.. do not want to do our share of work we want some one just come from SKY and cleanup everything without nation doing it part..
Ali Apr 24, 2013 10:24pm
Why keep only poor people in jail? Why not also house arrest poor and close all the jails. Please don't use Islam as an excuse again
Such bolo Apr 24, 2013 09:54pm
He should be put in a Jail. why make his House jail. law should be same for all criminal.
Ahmed Apr 24, 2013 08:54pm
I agree. What you see on the internet has no bearing on the ground realities.
excalibur Apr 24, 2013 05:46pm
Truth will triumph against all machinations by sinister forces of darkness and Musharraf will prevail InshaAllah
saeed Apr 24, 2013 08:33pm
Yes, the lesson for the army will be very bitter for civilians. Next time army comes, they will show mercy to civilians. Will Army hesitate taking on power? Well, what option would they have if they see country sliping out of hands?
saeed Apr 24, 2013 08:39pm
Yes, let try everybody who ever gave any kind of progress and stabilty to Pakistan.
rashid Apr 24, 2013 05:51pm
bravo general!!
izhar Apr 24, 2013 08:00pm
Pervez Musharraf is the Soldier and have many qualities, InshaAllah he will prevail. To Judges and Lawyers the meaning of judiciary. 1. the judicial branch of government. 2. the system of courts of justice in a country. 3. judges collectively. adjective 4. pertaining to the judicial branch or system or to judges., Mr. Justice bring the true justice in your Country which Mr. Pervez Musharraf was trying to do, give others a chance to run the Court system who may do better job that you can.
marghoob ahmed siddiqui Apr 24, 2013 06:04pm
If KhudaNakhawasta, some thing happens to Parvez Musharraf Justice Shaukat will be responsible for it and he must be tried for that.
Ram Kumar Apr 24, 2013 06:06pm
Commando looks aged all of a sudden :-)
Naseer Apr 24, 2013 06:11pm
This is a test case for Pakistani's. All honest, literate people know that Musharraf's time was the best time for Pakistan. Now we know who is against Musharraf is surely corrupt and against Pakistan.
Ismail Suleman Apr 24, 2013 06:18pm
Dont worry Musharraf sahab inshallah everything will be all right. I pray to Allah that all your problems are solved and you return back to power the country desperatley needs you.
tan Apr 24, 2013 06:20pm
Justice should prevail so that future Generals can concentrate on their professional duties rather then becoming a king. Let the politicians run country.
faisal Apr 24, 2013 06:28pm
Haider Ali Apr 24, 2013 07:35pm
but looking very aged!
Haider Ali Apr 24, 2013 07:17pm
I think people from pak army and security agencies are running a massive media campaign to save their former chief?
Haider Ali Apr 24, 2013 07:14pm