Former President of Pakistan Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf, who had taken a break from politics last year due to his ailing health, is now planning a comeback as his health condition is improving, a party official told Express Tribune on Thursday.
Musharraf (78), who is the founder of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), has been suffering from amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by a build-up of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and tissues all over the body, his family said.
Speaking to the Express Tribune, APML General Secretary Mehreen Malik said Musharraf had received treatment at a hospital in London for 12 days in the last month. He is “feeling better and back at his residence in Dubai”, she added.
Malik said that the former president is presently being monitored by a team of doctors every day and will resume his political activities after consulting with them.
The APML general secretary said that Musharraf had also held a meeting with party officials. On his instructions, the party was resuming political activities across the country.
“He [Musharraf] will address the party’s 9th foundation day ceremony in Islamabad through video link on October 6.”
Musharraf, who ruled Pakistan for nearly 9 years from 1999 to 2008, is currently facing a trial for treason under Article 6 of the Constitution on a complaint moved by the federal government.