Chitral, January 8: General (r) Pervez Musharraf said that he would contest the the forthcoming elections from Chitral. He made the announcement today while addressing his supporters gathered in Karachi.
He thanked MNA Shahzada Muhiuddin and his son Shahzada Pervez for inviting him to contest the election from Chitral.
The former dictator who faces arrest on return from abroad said that he was the one who ensured construction and opening of the Lowari Tunnel, a vital link between Chitral and rest of the country.
It is pertinent to note that Musharraf enjoys massive respect and support in Chitral. With the backing of Shahzada Muhiuddin, it is quite possible that the popular support will be converted in votes that may ultimately take Musharraf to the National Assembly of Pakistan, as a parliamentarian.
In the past Begum Nusrat Bhutto had also won an election from Chitral.
Whether Musharraf will be able to make a difference as member of the assembly, if he is elected, is a debatable question, however.