Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pakistan's Musharraf leaves for London

ISLAMABAD, Nov 23 (KUNA) -- Pakistan's former military commander and president General retd. Pervez Musharraf left for London Sunday, but it was unclear whether it was a private visit abroad or a step towards settling abroad.

He was seen on local news channels arriving at the Islamabad International Airport (IIA) along with his wife under heavy security. This is his first visit abroad after he resigned in August in a televised address to the nation after serving almost nine years of his controversial tenure.

While some reports suggested that like other Pakistani politicians, Musharraf is planning to settle in London for good, some news reports said that he was on a weeklong visit to deliver lectures, address the Cambridge University Students Union, and hold meetings with members of different think tanks.

The Pakistan High Commission is expected to provide full official protocol on his arrival at London.

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