Pakistani lawmaker Raza Rabbani has said that former Pakistan president and ex-army chief, General (retired) Pervez Musharraf, should be apprehended immediately and prosecuted under charges of treason upon his planned arrival in the country.
According to media reports, the military dictator is scheduled to return to Pakistan on March 24, following the establishment of caretaker government, after nearly four years of self-imposed exile in Dubai, reports The Dawn.
Musharraf seized power in a 1999 coup and resigned in 2008 when his allies lost a vote and a new government threatened him with impeachment. He left the country a year later.
The former army general faces the possibility of arrest in Pakistan on charges that he failed to provide adequate security to former prime minister Benazir Bhutto before her assassination in 2007.
Pakistan's parliament is due to be dissolved on March 16. An election has to be held within 90 days, allowing for a period for campaigning and other preparations.