ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday has directed former president Pervez Musharraf to return country and face cases against him.

During a hearing at Supreme Court (SC) Karachi registry, CJP asked why Musharraf’s court summon is threat to everyone. There should be nothing dangerous in it, he added.

Earlier on Thursday, SC had summoned former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on June 13.

During the proceedings of the lifetime disqualification case against Pervez Musharraf, the top judge asked the lawyer, “Who is Syed Pervez Musharraf?”

The lawyer told that he is the former army chief and president of Pakistan.“Peshawar High Court had disqualified him for life,” he added.

“Ask Musharraf to return to Pakistan,” remarked the CJP.

SC had also allowed Pervez Musharraf to submit his nomination papers for General Elections 2018, saying that acceptance of nomination papers of Pervez Musharraf is subject to his appearance in the court.

Musharraf should return first and then we will review the matter of his ineligibility, he added. 

It is to be mentioned here that Pervez Musharraf has obtained nomination papers from NA-247 in Karachi along with Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Farooq Sattar, Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) head Mustafa Kamal, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Arif Alvi and others.