Musharraf calls SC’s verdict regarding his political fate ‘ambiguous’

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KARACHI, PAKISTAN - MARCH 24: Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf addresses supporters during a rally after landing on Pakistani soil at Jinnah International airport on March 24, 2013 in Karachi, Pakistan. The former Pakistani president and military ruler returned to Pakistan after 4 years of self-imposed exile to participate in historic elections in May. Mr Musharraf has been granted protective bail in several cases, including conspiracy to murder which has paved his way allowing for his return amidst threats from the Taliban. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Former President General (R) Pervaiz Musharraf on Sunday stated that the Supreme Court’s decision regarding his participation in the elections was ‘ambiguous’ and has left him ‘confused’.

A three-member headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar had ordered Musharraf to appear before court and assured he will not be arrested upon appearance. The bench had also directed the former military ruler to appear before the top court’s Lahore registry on June 13.

Speaking to media representatives in Dubai, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief Pervez Musharraf said that the court has given an ambiguous verdict unlike the decision in Khawaja Asif’s disqualification case.

The former army chief demanded the highest judicial authority of the country to give him bail in all ongoing cases against him, a verdict on his review petition before July 26 and an assurance that he won’t be arrested.

“I feel lonely but my party workers keep raising my morale,” the military ruler-turned-democrat said.

Musharraf said that the court should assure him that his name would not be included in the Exit Control List based on the six cases filed against him.

The former COAS claimed that a number of political leaders are ready to withdraw their candidates in his favour.

Musharraf announced to challenge NADRA’s action to block his CNIC.

“How can one travel without CNIC and passport. I will challenge the action in Supreme Court,” he said.

 

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