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Musharraf to be released soon, claims APML

Former interior minister and a leader of the All Pakistan Muslim League Mian Zahid Sarfaraz has claimed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has assured the United States that retired Gen Pervez Musharraf will soon be released and allowed to go abroad.

Addressing a news conference on Sunday, Mr Sarfaraz said that the release of Gen Musharraf and Dr Shakil Afridi, who had allegedly helped the US trace Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad, had come under discussion between Mr Sharif and US Secretary of State John Kerry during the latter’s recent visit to Islamabad.

Mr Sarfaraz, who is chief organiser of the Musharraf-led APML, said the US never left its supporters in trouble and just like Raymond Davis, who shot dead two people in Lahore, both Gen Musharraf and Dr Afridi would soon be allowed to go abroad.

He said Mr Sharif had no courage to seek Gen Musharraf’s trial under article 6 of the constitution.

Mr Sarfaraz said Gen Musharraf was living a comfortable life with his family at his farmhouse, though the same had been declared a sub-jail.

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