JNN 24 Mar 2013 Karachi – Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf returned home on Sunday after a self-exile for over four years to take part in the May 11 parliamentary elections, in defiance of death threats from TTP, left Pakistan in 2008 and has been living in London and Dubai since then.
A plane, carrying Musharraf, leaders of his party and media persons from Dubai, landed at the port city of Karachi at 12: 45 p. m. local time where his supporters accorded him warm welcome.
On Saturday, Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) said in a video that the militant group had prepared a “death squad” to kill Musharraf. but he downplayed the threats and said he has been facing the dangers since 2001.
TTP are also the Killers of Thousands of Shia Men , And as a rule the enemy of our enemy is our friend.
As he was the Only person who Openly condemned Jihadi Groups Like , TTP, SSP and other allied groups and waged a War Against them , which includes his Positive action by conducting a Operation Clean up on The Red Mosque in Islamabad , which was a den of Terrorist , and were about to take the control of Pakistan’s Capital Islamabad , But he crushed them force fully, and he still doesn’t regret his decision , as this action of his was highly criticized & Politicized by the Pakistani Bias Main Stream Media & the Politician who support the Taliban , which tows the US Policies , instead of Protecting the Pakistani Interest .
The authorities in Karachi canceled permission of Musharraf’s rally at the mausoleum of the founder of the nation over security concerns and his party’s leaders agreed that he will speak to his supporters at the Karachi airport.
He had been living in exile in Britain and the United Arab Emirate since he resigned from his post in August 2008.
Musharraf, 69, had previously announced on several occasions that he would return home, but he had postponed the plan.
A court in Pakistan on Friday granted protective bail to Musharraf, who had been facing arrest in several cases.
The 14-day-long protective bail was granted in response to a constitutional petition submitted to the court by Musharraf’s daughter Ayla Raza Musharraf on behalf of her father.
An anti-terrorism court had issued arrest warrant in 2011 for Musharraf in connection with the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Last October a court also issued a warrant for his arrest over the killing of Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Bugti in a military operation in August 2006.
Musharraf, who ruled Pakistan from 1999 to 2008, has also been charged with ordering a military raid on the Taliban-linked Red Mosque in Islamabad during his term.
He dismissed all charges as politically-motivated and said in Dubai on Saturday that he would defend himself in courts on return.
Pakistani Taliban on Saturday issued a video, warning against his return,
He also planned to run election campaign for his All Pakistan Muslim League party and to contest for a National Assembly seat in the May 11 elections.
“My return is in the interest of Pakistan. The country’s future is at stake and there is a need of a positive change in the country,” Musharraf told a news conference in Dubai ahead of his return