Islamabad, Aug. 5 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has assured the United States that former president retired General Pervez Musharraf will soon be released and allowed to go abroad.
The claim was made by former interior minister and a leader of the All Pakistan Muslim League Mian Zahid Sarfaraz.
Addressing a news conference on Sunday, Sarfaraz said that Sharif and US Secretary of State John Kerry had discussed the release of Musharraf and Dr Shakil Afridi, who had allegedly helped the US trace Osama bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad.
According to Dawn News, Sarfaraz, who is chief organiser of the Musharraf-led APML, said that both the former president and Dr Afridi would soon be allowed to go abroad.
He said that the assurance was given by Sharif during Kerry's visit to Islamabad.
He said the prime minister had no courage to seek General Musharraf's trial under article 6 of the constitution.
He added that General Musharraf was living a comfortable life with his family at his farmhouse, though it had been declared a sub-jail. (ANI)