January 22nd, 2012
04:53 PM ET

Ex-generals say Pakistan's Musharraf should be allowed home

Former top Pakistani military officers Sunday called for Pakistan's former strongman to be allowed back without facing arrest and condemned what they called the "bashing" of the country's armed forces.

More than 100 former officers, most of them generals and admirals, signed their names to a letter calling for Pervez Musharraf to be allowed to return to Pakistan "and contest elections according to democratic norms." The retired brass included the retired Gen. Muhammad Aziz Khan, once the head of Pakistan's joint chiefs of staff during part of Musharraf's rule, and Adm. Shahid Karimullah, who served as head of the navy under Musharraf.

"We feel that Gen. (R) Pervez Musharraf should be provided with a level playing field in the political arena and also provided protocol and security as befits any ex-president of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan," wrote the officers, who have formed a group they called "Pakistan First."

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soundoff (5 Responses)

    the should put the arguing parties on winter wipeout... whoever wins.. gets the power...

    January 22, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kandi

    Who new Pakistan would turn out to be republican. The military just bought their prez.

    January 22, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. **cosmicVox *

    ... glad to see this... he's a good man...

    January 22, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Howard D

      He should be executed. But then so should most of Pakistan's military. They just keep asking for it regardless.

      January 23, 2012 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. **cosmicVox *

    @Howard... good thing you're not making decisions for the rest of us...

    January 23, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |