ISLAMABAD: General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, the chief of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), is unlikely to return to Pakistan right now (Thursday), Geo News reported, citing a celebration official.
In a turnabout assertion made 5 hours after the preliminary declare of Musharraf returning to Pakistan anytime in the course of the subsequent 24 hours, APML Secretary-General Dr Amjad cited “difficulties in purchasing tickets back home” as the explanation for low odds of the previous army chief returning to the nation.
The ex-president’s passport, then again, was nonetheless blocked as of reporting time, making his return right now unlikelier.
Musharraf was making an attempt to get new dates from the courts, Dr Amjad added.
Earlier, on Wednesday evening, the social gathering’s secretary-general had stated the APML chief’s journey preparations had been in the ultimate stage. “We are reviewing the flight schedules,” he stated.
Dr Amjad had asserted that Musharraf may land in Pakistan anytime by a direct or oblique flight.
Previously, the identical day, the Supreme Court had heard a case filed by Musharraf in 2015 towards the rejection of his nomination papers in the 2013 normal elections, at its Lahore Registry.
Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered the previous president to return to the nation by 2 PM on Thursday.
“The verdict will be announced in compliance with the law upon Musharraf’s failure to follow the orders,” he remarked.
The apex courtroom famous that it was not certain to adjust to any situations set forth by Musharraf.
“Musharraf was assured he would get protection but we are not bound to issue a written assurance to him,” noticed Chief Justice Nisar.
The Supreme Court, on June 7, had ordered the previous president to seem earlier than it and guaranteed he wouldn’t be arrested upon look.
Chief Justice Nisar had remarked that the apex courtroom would cross an order making certain authorities to not arrest Musharraf earlier than his look in courtroom.
“He [Musharraf] should come [to the court] if he is a commando. Like politicians, he should not keep claiming he will return.”
The chief justice had additional noticed that the scrutiny of Musharraf’s nomination papers for the upcoming General Election 2018 wouldn’t be allowed if he failed to return to Pakistan.