Karachi: Dressed in an off-white shalwar kameez, the traditional dress, Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf reached home on Sunday after more than four years in self-imposed exile.
The 69-year-old ex-dictator, who seized power in a coup as army chief of staff in 1999 and left the country after stepping down in August 2008, launched his political party All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) in June 2010.
Earlier, speaking to reporters at Dubai airport, Pervez Musharraf said that he was “not feeling nervous” but admitted to some concerns.
“I am feeling concerned about the unknown… there are a lot of unknown factors of terrorism and extremism, unknown factors of legal issue, unknown factors of how much I will be able to perform (in the elections),” he said.
The Pakistani Taliban threatened to dispatch a squad of suicide bombers to assassinate Musharraf and police withdrew permission for the rally.