Former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf left the country as part of a "deal" and would not return in the near future, Pakistan Muslim League (Q) secretary general Mushahid Hussain Syyed said.
Talking to mediapersons Sunday after an Iftar-dinner organised by PML-Q in the Pakistani city of Hyderabad, he said Pakistan cannot afford the politics of reprisal at this point in time.
The Islamabad police had Aug 10 registered a criminal case against Musharraf following the orders of Islamabad Additional Sessions Judge Mohammad Akmal Khan.
Khan was acting on a petition filed by advocate Mohammad Aslam Ghuman who sought action against Musharraf for ordering the confinement of the Supreme Court judges after declaring an emergency Nov 3, 2007.
The FIR states that Musharraf and others had detained the Supreme Court judges and their families at their houses and their children were neither allowed to attend school nor permitted to appear in examinations.
The Supreme Court had July 29 ruled that the declaration of emergency was unconstitutional and illegal.