Mystery behind Musharraf’s ‘palatial house’ or ‘ordinary flat’ in London

May 26th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf Lahore, May 26 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has rebuked media reports that he has purchased a palatial house in London adjacent to the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s residence.

He said his residence was an ‘ordinary flat’, which he bought with help from his son and a friend, The Daily Times reports.

But some of his close friends in London said that Musharraf is looking around to buy a flat in central London, preferably around Edgware Road area, where most of the property is owned by Arabs, and where a two-bed room flat costs around pounds 500,000 to pounds 700,000.

Others said that he was looking for a villa in Chelsea, where the property was worth between two million pounds to five million pounds.

Musharraf also said that he has no intention of settling permanently in Britain, and was living in London temporarily.

But his detractors are convinced that he has no plans of going back home, at least until the retirement of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. (ANI)

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