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Musharraf hopeful ‘ordeal’ will end in few weeks

April 24, 2013
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.