Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraff, exiled in London since 2008, introduced here today a new party called the All Pakistan Muslim League, with which he intends to return to the political scene in his country.
Speaking to the Today program on BBC Radio 4, the general, who ruled Pakistan from 1999 to 2007 after starring in a coup, said he will return to earth at some point, and denied that there will wait for a possible charge of treason .
"There is no charge against me. There are other dangers. Take the risk, but I will when the time comes," said the former president, who resigned from office in 2008 to avoid an impeachment process against him by coalition government.
Asked if the danger that awaits him in his country is being killed, he replied: "It's a possibility, yes."
During the interview, Musharraf also discussed the situation in Afghanistan and accused the United Kingdom and the United States' lack of leadership "when defending the need to keep their troops in that country, neighboring Pakistan.
He stressed that the Taliban can be defeated as long as Western leaders do not decide to withdraw its troops by the fear of becoming unpopular.
"There is a failure of leadership. No one is telling people who ask that their soldiers return that would be the worst decision. It would be a mistake," he said.
"People here (in the UK) or the United States think they are fighting in a war that is not yours," he said.
"When leaders do not say things to the ground for political reasons, the appeal of the mass is to return the soldiers, and would not be right," he added.