Musharraf unlikely to return to Pakistan.

ISLAMABAD -- Hours after an announcement on Saturday that former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf will appear before a special court on May 2, it was learnt that he might not return to Pakistan because of his medical board's recommendation and family pressure not to do so.

'Gen Musharraf is eager to come to Pakistan and wants to appear before the court. He has been suffering from severe backbone pain and the medical board has advised him not to travel. Moreover, he has been facing pressure from his family that he should not travel at the cost of his health. However, as everyone knows that Gen Musharraf is a man of his words so still there are 50 per cent chances of his return,' member of the All Pakistan Muslim League Ali Nawab Chitrali, Advocate, told Dawn.

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According to electronic media reports, Gen Musharraf's lawyer Salman Safdar while talking to media men had claimed that former president, who has been facing a high treason case, would reach Pakistan on May 1 and will appear before the special court the next day.

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