New Delhi: Pervez Musharraf, a Pakistani general, who is in Dubai currently and is undergoing a self-imposed exile there, is likely to return to Islamabad on May 1.
According to a ZeeNews report, Musharraf’s family has said that the general is keen to return to his home country even though his health continues to be in a poor state. The Pakistani general is suffering from a rare disease called amyloidosis.
The former military ruler left for Dubai in March 2016 for medical treatment and has not returned since.
General Musharraf, 75, is facing the treason case for suspending the Constitution in 2007.
The former Army chief has been declared an absconder due to his persistent failure to appear before a special trial court set up to try him in the case.
The former president was indicted in March 2014 on treason charges for suspending the Constitution and imposing emergency which led to the confinement of a number of superior court judges in their houses and sacking of over 100 judges.
A conviction for high-profile treason carries the death penalty or life imprisonment.
Irked by Musharraf’s failure to come back to Pakistan and face ongoing cases against him, Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar last year warned that if the “courageous commando” did not appear soon, he may be forced to return in a disgraceful manner.
Musharraf, who ruled Pakistan from 1999 to 2008, has been declared a fugitive in former prime minister Benazir Bhutto murder case and Red Mosque cleric killing case.