Musharraf plans to launch own party for another shot at Presidency

January 29th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Jan.29 (ANI): After eight years of dictatorial rule in Pakistan, the former President Gen. Parvez Musharraf is now thinking of donning the Presidential suit by a more democratic method.
According to a report published in The Nation, Musharraf is thinking of launching a new political party in Pakistan, which he will be using as his vehicle to the countrys top post.
Quoting sources privy to the former President, the paper said that a political party named Pasdaran-e-Pakistan is expected to be launched by the ex-military ruler.
When the general euphoria that followed the elections of February 18th ,2008, was replaced by a general sense of disappointment because of the dismal performance of the new government, he (Musharraf) felt the time was right to step into politics, the paper quoted a source, as saying.
He had invited a select group of apex Pakistan Muslim League (Q) legislators, in April last year to the Presidency, and expressed his desire to repackage the League, the paper said.
But almost all of the leaders attending the meeting had opposed the idea.
It was the former Information Minister Muhammad Ali Durrani who had suggested to Musharraf to flaoat a new party called Pasdaran-e-Pakistan, rather than repackage the PML-Q.
However, people in the Musharraf camp perceived that the name Pasdaran would perhaps suggest orthodoxy. A newer, more modern name was needed. So a new name, Civil Society Alliance (CSA) came up.
The board of the CSA office in Islamabad now reads Pasdaran-e-Pakistan, which suggests that Musharraf is readying himself to gain people sympathy after the failure of the present democratic set-up in the country. (ANI)

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