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Come what may, Musharraf vows to return to Pakistan

Published Mar 23, 2013 05:36pm

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Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf speaks at a news conference. — Photo by AP/File

KARACHI: Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Saturday said he would return to Pakistan tomorrow “at any cost”, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to media representatives at a press conference in Dubai, Musharraf said it was imperative to save Pakistan as the ‘terrorists’ were aiming to destroy it, adding that he was coming to rescue the country.

Furthermore, the former president said the international community was aware of the situation in Pakistan which had been a source of humiliation to the nation.

Moreover, Musharraf said he would come back at any cost as he would not be in any danger upon his return to Pakistan and that he was not afraid of extremists.

He also said that after resigning as president, he remained in the country for eight months without heavy security. He added that he would arrange for his security himself as he did not want to depend on the government.

The former president said the situation in Pakistan had deteriorated greatly since 1999 and that it would take two to three years to improve it.

Musharraf said he wished to challenge and subvert the existing status quo in Pakistan.