Western diplomat says Musharraf may seek refuge in London

August 19th, 2008 - 11:01 am ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf

London , Aug 19 (ANI): Amid all the speculations about former Pakistan President Pervez Musharrafs future plans, a western diplomat posted in Islamabad has said that the ex-General might ultimate base himself in London .

According to the diplomat, Musharraf would first perform a Muslim pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia , and thereafter finally settle in London to lead a retired life.

Pakistan s Foreign Office, however, declined to comment on the fresh speculation about Musharrafs post-retirement plans, reported The Telegraph.

Musharraf had stepped down yesterday to avoid impeachment charges that were to be brought by federal coalition government.

The US , a close ally in the war against terrorism, and Pakistan s Army had demanded of the Pakistan government to allow Musharraf an honourable exit, including indemnity from prosecution. But, Washington refused to give refuge to Musharraf after his resignation. (ANI)

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