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Musharraf to return to Pakistan

Sept. 10, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf plans to return to his country in 2012, even if he is arrested.

Musharraf is wanted by an anti-terrorist court that says the former president failed to protect former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto from assassination in December 2007, the BBC reported Friday.

Last month a court ordered the freezing of Musharraf's bank accounts and the seizure of his property.

"By any stretch of imagination, by any analysis of legal and constitutional issues, I am not involved [in that assassination]. So, I know this case is a hoax and we'll be able to fight it," Musharraf told the BBC.

Musharraf ruled Pakistan for nine years until 2008. He says he is busy positioning himself to become a political leader in Pakistan within the next six months.

"If there is such politicization that the courts absolutely go berserk and they arrest me or something, which I don't think is a possibility, well let them arrest me. I'll go to jail. Let's see what happens then. I'll [still] go back," Musharraf said.

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