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Pakistan's Former President launches new party

10-02-2010 10:40 BJT

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Pakistan's Former President Pervez Musharraf has announced his return to politics. Musharraf launched a new political party on Friday in London, and announced that he would return to the country for the next election.

Speaking amid cheering supporters in London, the 67-year-old former president proved his determination to return to politics. He pledged to revive the country's sluggish economy and step up the fight against Islamist militants.

He also announced the launch of a new political party to compete in the next election.

Musharraf's new political party must be registered in Pakistan before the country's elections in 2013. He is scheduled to spread his message at a rally in Birmingham on Saturday.

Musharraf served as the 10th president of Pakistan from 2001 to 2008 and the Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army from 1998-2007.

In August 2008, Musharraf resigned from the post of president under impeachment pressure from the coalition government.

He is facing several charges including the murder of Baloch tribal elder Nawab Akbar Bugti.

Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani said last month that Musharraf will face trial if he returns to the country.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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