Musharraf vows to return to Pakistan on Sunday despite 'peril'

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 05:44 hrs
Musharraf to return to Pakistan, contest polls

Islamabad: Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has said that he would definitely return home on Sunday to contest historic elections in May.

The former military ruler also said that he was prepared to risk any danger to his life.

His remarks came hours after a Pakistani court granted him protective bail in a string of legal cases, paving the way for his return from nearly five years in exile without the risk of immediate arrest, the Dawn reports.

Musharraf is wanted in Pakistan for conspiracy to murder and illegally arresting judges.

The outgoing government led by the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) always insisted that Musharraf would be arrested should be return to the country.

Last year he delayed a planned homecoming after being threatened with detention.

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