Islamabad: All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) President Pervez Musharraf is likely to delay his return to Pakistan as he had not gathered a political support he needed before ending his self-imposed exile.
Speaking to media, APML leader, Ahmed Raza Kasuri said that once a caretaker government is in place, Musharraf will make a final decision about his homecoming.
“He might return to Pakistan and hold public gatherings. At the same time he might also delay his return,” Kasuri said.
Kasuri predicted that several politicians would join the party after the return of Musharraf. “We have got support from custodians of shrines,” he added. “Apart from others, today brother-in-law of Senate Chairman Nayyar Hussain Bokhari, Syed Ashfaq Hussain Bokhari, also joined the APML.”
Meanwhile, a source close to Musharraf said that the APML plans electoral alliances with three political parties which include the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) of Imran Khan and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
“We are working on alliances and seat adjustments with the MQM, PTI and Dr Tahirul Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehreek,” he said. “Since our manifesto is revolutionary, we are in contact with political parties who believe in change.”
The announcement of the alliances would be made within next week by the party president from Dubai.