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Musharraf to return to Pakistan this month

world Updated: Jan 08, 2012 23:20 IST
Imtiaz Ahmad
Imtiaz Ahmad
Hindustan Times
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Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has announced that he will be returning to Pakistan by the end of the month to fight elections and to live up to the expectation of the masses.

"I shall come back between January 27 and 30 and will arrive in Karachi," he told a rally of his party, the All Pakistan Muslim League, on Sunday.

Musharraf said that he would fight elections from Chitral, a town in the country's Northern Areas, where he said people still remember "all the good work that I did for them." It is expected that general elections will be held in Pakistan in 2013.

The former Pakistan president was addressing the APML rally via video link. Hundreds of his supporters had gathered in the Quaid-e-Azam mazar ground in Karachi to hear the former army chief speak.

Musharraf said that he was returning to fix the country's economy and to address the problems of corruption. Musharraf told his audience that he was aware about threats to his life but he would return to "serve the common man."