Former president and military dictator General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf has said that "nobody can restrict" him from coming back to the country and taking part in the general elections.
"Nobody can restrict me. I will come back to the country and take part in the elections. If people voted me to power, I would change fate of the nation," Musharraf told a public meeting in a village near Mansehra city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province by phone.
Musharraf ruled the country for nine years after taking power in a coup in 1999. He stepped down in 2008 and left Pakistan. He now lives in London and has launched the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).
He said that on his return he would launch the ‘Pakistan Bachao' Movement.
"The country is passing though a difficult stage of its history and my party will pull it out of the current crises," the News International quoted Musharraf as saying.
He said his party was not against creation of more provinces in the country.
Musharraf has selected Chitral in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to contest for a seat in the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament.