Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has said 200,000 of his Facebook fans are asking him to return to the country from Britain and he will contest the next general elections.
Musharraf said that he would contest the election even if they were held on a mid-term basis, a private TV channel reported.
In a video message shown addressed to the members of his party, All-Pakistan Muslim League, he said he had 200,000 fans on the social networking site Facebook and they want him to return to Pakistan.
Musharraf said he believed Pakistan has the potential to progress as a developed and prosperous country.
“If you’ll support me I won’t let you down,” Daily Times quoted him as saying.
Musharraf, who had been ruled guilty of illegally imposing emergency, has been living in Britain.
The former military general was ousted from power in August 2008. He had suspended the constitution as part of emergency provisions in November 2007.