May 20th, 2010
05:47 PM ET

Former President Musharraf says he'll re-enter politics in Pakistan

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf intends to return to Pakistan and re-enter politics, he tells CNN.

Filed under: Pakistan • World
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  1. Jaime Greer

    Drones are working.

    May 20, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jigar

      ha ha, that is funny

      May 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nadeem

      Thats a funny observation! Heres proof that drones did rat some terrorists out after all!

      May 20, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Quency

    I don't think that will be a good move unless if he wanna help clean up this mess that he created in the first place.

    May 20, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Indian Army General

    Mushraff, is a loser. Seriously that man is not really a man ...but a fool. Pakistani Army only has one objective. That is to see India go down which will never happen. Pakistan will always be economically poor. They will never advance with the way things are at the moment.


    May 20, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      what's up with all the hate? everyone is just trying to get by.... someone really should take a chill pill.

      May 20, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • JOhn

      haha, indian army general. If Pakistan does launch anything, there wont be an India or Pakistan on the map. People should really fix their english if they want to communicate on these forums. You are in America, learn the language.

      May 20, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Geo Musharraf

      We need to get rid of terrorism is pakistan. Currently Musharraf looks to be the best choice at present

      May 20, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Xugos

      I agree with Brian, hate is destroying this world. Just look at the extremists.

      May 20, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jhanziab

      go to India, more than half of the population sleeping out side on the street, don't have money to eat and shelter....India is the most poor country in the world....

      May 20, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tahir Zafar

      I am a pakistani living in America for 25 years. I have Indian friends in USA, India and UAE.
      It is absurd to say that Pakistani like to see India go down. India is spending money on buying weapons in the name of peace.
      Mushraff offered an olive branch to India and got nothing in return..

      May 20, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Muhammad Aslam

      These words represent a mentally handicap individual not an Indian General who will know very well the consequences of messing with Pakistan miltarily! Grow up idiots. Life is more precious than a miltary general's point of view who made living to kill innocent victims of occupied Kashmir.

      May 20, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Philip B Kirschner

      The truith is many of us in the US would like to see Pakistan succeed in quelling terrorism. Also, at the same time there is much resentment on part of US citizens towards india right now.

      May 20, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • RAY


      May 20, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • kaelyn

      haha whoa seems like you got the pakistanis all worked up general. it's funny how these same pakistani posters try to come across as peaceful people when non-indians insult them on theese boards... but as soon as an indian does it they're quick to resort to there extremist dialogue and bring up the kashmir issue. hmm. ironic that its the same terrorist that killed indians in the name of kashmir that are now killing pakistanis in cities across there country.

      btw, according to wiki india surpassed pakistans GDP – at least india offers IT call centers and culture. pakistan offers nothign but terror and stupid islam

      May 20, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pakistani Army General

      What do you thing they making toys in Pakistan. If Pakistan goes, so will india.

      May 20, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Etrix

      @ John, talking of English... hell with it... who cares…at least we are still better than you guys hence we have shifted your call centres in India. you people have twisted & stuffed the language anyway what left of it dude... at least India has guts to openly say Pakistan is terrorist state... your last president was dumb who supported general... created the mess of whole situation... your current president is gutless who could not even take single strict measure against Pakistan even when they have terrorist outfit trying to blow your country again (times square). Wakeup every one knows where the source of terrorism is… enough of hypocrisy.. .all we need is strong Republican president now…

      May 20, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • bhaskre

      1 nuke is enuf to turn istan to stone age. India is huge....i dont visualize any realistic destruction in similar magnitude. iam pretty sure, the world will be a peacful place without desert religions!

      May 20, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker

      Poor Indian army general,
      Go back to your nasty hole...don't you see this news is nothing to do with indo-pak relationships you freak. No body asked you to come out from your hole and spew venom on Pakistan. BTW Pakistan does not need to fir missiles on you, Niksals and Maoists are already doing a pretty good job. You cowards can only wish that Pakistan won't survive but it did in the past and it WILL in future as well.

      May 20, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • A pakistani

      You wish.. otherwise you would have never cried when you were crushed at Kargil

      May 20, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nadeem

      Pakistan can react with their own missile and can probably take out Mumbai. But India is never going to attack first. Pakistan has not agreed to 'no first use' doctrine like India and unless a war breaks out and India threatens to occupy their territory, Pak might not attack with nuclear arms.
      Mushraff is still a powerful man in the military even though it seemed like his influence was waning at the end of his ruling period. He is a dictator no doubt but he is also a better option for India since democracy never really worked out in Pakistan.

      May 20, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Faiz the Paki

      Go back to drinking your cow urine. I'll be enjoying some more Pakola.

      May 21, 2010 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. Abc 341

    CNN looks more like Pakistani news chanel than US. More Pakistan related news from politics to music to eveything....Just look at the front page ....

    May 20, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • tonydunn

      You probably meant Israeli news media. Out of top 10 news 7 are Israel related. 90 percent of CNN staff is Jewish hardly a pakistani sympathizers. No wonder CNN is going down the toilet. As far as Pakistan, so far there has never been a pakistani head who did not put people before politics. For India, only the rich gets richer and Indian people still believes in caste system lower cast are called untouchables India has a long way to go before they can evenbe relevant.

      May 20, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      Pakistan's only the backdoor to our enemy in Afghanistan, it should NEVER be brought up on news media. No way. War? What war?
      We need to hear more about Tea Parties or Tweeting Senators or THE OIL SPILL ADVANCED TWO FEET BREAKING NEWS THE TIDES MOVE ANY LIQUID TO SHORE.

      May 20, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Prof Ramesh Manghirmlani-Geneve

      more criminals live in Pakistan

      May 20, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Naeem

    He is good for nothing, its good that he will stay with his friends in UK & USA

    May 20, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ikmd92

    He needs to realize, he is no more Chief of Army. That was his only power, without being Chief of Army, he has almost zero public support. Secondly, he is affraid of going to going back to Pakistan, of what crimes he has done. This seems to be one of his usual lies. Unless he wants to follow Altaf Hussain and have a remote control political party.

    May 20, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zeeshaan

      Frankly, I think that enough people are sick of the current chaos in Pakistan and the common man would welcome him back with open arms.

      May 20, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Steve

    Must have a death wish.

    May 20, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. john

    He will lead the Tea Party movement in his country.

    May 20, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      Yeah, except his political campaign will go somewhere. Grats Tea Partiers, you elected a closet racist to office. Very progressive.

      May 20, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. derek

    good move...i hope u get to destroy the indian army.

    May 20, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. LMAO

    Thats what Benazir said.

    May 20, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. vij-M

    What is the objective? What will he do that he has NOT DONE to help the ppl of Pakistan or the world community that has seen no meaningful outcome despite anormous help in many diverse ways – in fact it ppl have been worst under his dictatorial regime and what is he going to do to help the USA & int'l support he got during his administration since 9/11...the country-Pakistan-itself is worst off cuz of all the mess he created & left with no shame or resolution to any of the political or economical challenges that ppl of Pakistan continue to experience and suffer for?More violance and economic ruins?
    He is better off where he is...

    May 20, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mohammad

    Great news. i cant wait to see Musharraf back in Pakistan's politics. things were much better in his days than they are today in this "democratic" country.
    We need a moderate, progressive, economically healthy country and we definitely need to wipe our mullaism!
    Goodluck to Musharraf we love him!!!

    May 20, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tea Bag the confederates I'm Illegal..HAAA

    Man i Just wanna Tea Bag the dumb republicans!! and oh yeah about that Moosharaffff dude with 5 O's and 10 U's in his name....dude stay home! did you forget the shlacking you got from indians in 90's? and BTW English is not America's national language so whoever wants people on here to speak english can move to good ol England!

    May 20, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Man

      LoL right on!

      May 20, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jhanziab

    Mushraf is the best leader, he knows how to deal with internal and external extermist.....

    May 20, 2010 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |

    JOHN is a racist, and thinks that he knows everything. John grow up, and just because you think u r superior racist, consider this most of your common ancestors (i.e., white people) have had the most number of incestuous relations than any other. You sir need to worry about your own rather than telling someone who should speak english

    May 20, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
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