Pakistan's Musharraf May Face Exile
" Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf faces an extended exile, possibly in Britain, following a court ruling that has paved the way for a possible – although unlikely – treason prosecution. "
Musharraf very likely will stay
in England, maybe for the
rest of his life. The current
Pakistan government would
like that so that they will not
have to face the choice of
whether to try him, a move that
could bring on another military
coup, as most senior generals are
close to Musharraf.
The court did not say whether Musharraf should be tried for treason but the trenchant ruling left him legally exposed to a prosecution. However, analysts said that was unlikely, at least for now, because any move would have to be initiated by the government, which is keen to avoid confrontation with the powerful military.