“Two hundred per cent! I am travelling back on Sunday to Pakistan,” he told AFP in Dubai, where he has divided his time with London. “I will go by land, air or sea... even to the peril of my life this is the oath I took for the country.”
“There will be no arrest or anything,” Musharraf said and added “I decided I will go back whatever the judgment (in court) but the judgment is favourable.”
He conceded to AFP that his powerbase was weak, saying he was open to the prospect of a coalition with other parties campaigning for change, including Imran Khan’sPTI. He said he will stand personally in four constituencies, but asked how many seats the APML could realistically win, he said: “Frankly I don’t know. I think I will have a good judgment when I’ll go there.”
But political analysts said Musharraf would be disappointed if he thought he was capable of returning to power. “He has no political future,” Hasan Askari told AFP.