A large number of former district nazims have started approaching former president General (R) Pervez Musharraf, who is set to formally jump into the political arena next month, it was reliably learnt here on Sunday.
“Over 70 former district nazims are in contact with the former president and will attend an important meeting of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) in London next month,” a reliable source told The News, requesting anonymity.
When contacted, Chaudhry Fawad advocate, adviser to Musharraf on political affairs and his counsel in court cases, confirmed that many former district nazims are in touch with the former president.
He said that they would, however, not disclose the names of the former district nazims, who are in contact with Musharraf, because of some political reasons. “These nazims will meet the former president and attend an important meeting of the APML in London early next month to formally join the party,” Chaudhry Fawad said.
“Since majority of the former nazims who are going to join the Musharraf-led party belong to Punjab, their names are not being disclosed keeping in view the volatile political situation in the country,” he added.
Chaudhry Fawad said that General (R) Musharraf is in touch with the leadership of economically strong countries of the world with regard to the provision of relief to and rehabilitation of the flood-affected people of Pakistan.
He said that in this context, King Abdullah of Jordan would meet Musharraf in London this week. According to the source, a good number of retired military officers, including former military aides of General (R) Musharraf, would meet the former president in London next month and announce their joining to the APML. He said that a large number of businessmen are also going to meet the former president in London in the last week of this month to assure him of their support.