Musharraf enjoying retirement playing tennis, squash and bridge

October 14th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf

Islamabad , Oct 14 (ANI): Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf spends most of his time in playing tennis, squash and bridge, besides meeting a lot of people. He has an extremely busy schedule throughout the day, and has several invitations for delivering lectures in foreign countries, but he is not availing them as it would give a wrong message, said Hammad Hussain, the architect of Musharrafs five-acre farm house who is considered as close to Musharraf.

The young architect who often meets Musharraf in connection with the construction of his house, said he always finds Musharraf in high morale. I dont notice any change in his spirits and sense of humour, The News quoted him as saying.

He said the farm house was almost ready and Musharraf could move in it by next month. The completion of the house, built on the five-acre farm, is now in final stages, he said.

Musharrafs new home is spread over around 10,000 square feet covered area of the five-acre farm. It resembles with a Mediterranean house having Moroccan colours.

He said even after its handing over to the former president, a considerable time would be needed for him to shift because several things like buying and transportation of furniture, construction of servant quarters and any additional structure for security purposes and interior decoration would be required before his moving there.

Hammad Hussain said lots of people keep meeting Musharraf, who often has a very busy schedule. On Eidul Fitr, he said, several retired and serving army men, politicians and many others greeting him at his Army House residence in Rawalpindi .

The former president has highly lucrative invitations to speak in the United States and some western countries, but he did not want to avail them for the time being as he was extremely conscious about his image that even his visit to America for this purpose would emit a very negative message about him. People would start saying that Musharraf has fled the country. He is very mindful about such things, a source, having interaction with him, said. (ANI)

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