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Musharraf will leave country soon: Ijaz


Former president, Retired Gen Pervez Musharraf. — File Photo
Former president, Retired Gen Pervez Musharraf. — File Photo

LAHORE, May 15: Retired Gen Pervez Musharraf, who is being tried in a number of cases of serious nature and detained at his Chak Shahzad farmhouse sub-jail, will leave the country before the swearing-in of the new government, says PML-Z chief and MNA-elect Ijazul Haq.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Mr Haq said his party would support the PML-N in formation of the new government at the centre.

The PML-Z leader, who won the NA-191 Bahawalnagar seat, said he had taken the decision in national interest.

Mr Haq, who also contested from NA-190 but lost to PML-N’s Tahir Bashir Cheema, accused his rival of poll rigging and said he would move the Election Commission of Pakistan.

In reply to a question about Gen Musharraf’s future, he said the former president would leave the country before the new government took charge in Islamabad.