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Musharraf's return to Pakistan delayed as passport fails to restore

ISLAMABAD- The return of former president Pervez Musharraf to Pakistan faced a delay on Thursday as his passport failed to restore.

Musharraf will now seek another date for appearance in the Supreme Court. All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Secretary General Dr Amjad and lawyer Moazzam Butt will appear before the Lahore registry today.

Dr Amjad has said that Musharraf is ready to return in light of SC‘s orders however his passport has not not be restored despite the directions of court.

“He will depart for the country as soon as his passport is restored,” he maintained.

Supreme Court earlier  ordered Musharraf to return to Pakistan and  appear before it on 13 june, but then extended the deadline to 2 pm on Wednesday.

Chief Justice  Saqib Nisar said that the apex court since, has already  granted him protection by letting him to practice politics in Pakistan without any fear the court was not bound to accept Musharraf’s condition regarding guarantee for his return.

Chief Justice said that if the former general is a commando, he should come to Pakistan instead of mis-committing like politicians. "Didn’t you get afraid when you took over the country", he asked.

He asked If Musharraf has ‘tremor’ disorder then how will he participate in general elections 2018.

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