Musharraf to launch career as TV analyst?
Pakistan’s former dictator General Pervez Musharraf (73), currently living in self-exile in Dubai, seems to have chosen mainstream media as his career of choice after failing to make a dent in politics. He is being billed by Bol TV as the main attraction of a weekly TV programme, Dawn newspaper reported.
According to the promotional video aired by Bol TV, the weekly show is called Sab Se Pehle Pakistan with President Musharraf and will be aired every Sunday at 8 pm, the report said. The first episode, which was aired on Sunday, saw Musharraf responding to an anchor’s questions from Dubai — where he is currently living in self-exile.
Musharraf, who went into self-imposed exile in Dubai after being forced to resign as president facing impeachment following the 2008 elections, had returned to Pakistan in 2013 to contest elections but was implicated in several cases. He also lost in the polls. Bol TV, which is hosting Musharraf, is also mired in a tussle with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) over a ‘hate speech’ aired from its platform.