Former President Pervez Musharraf makes a surprise announcement

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Former President Pervez Musharraf makes a surprise announcement

*Islamabad: *

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf plans to return to politics on October 6 after remaining inactive for over a year due to his deteriorating health, according to one of his top aides.

General (Retd) Musharraf, 76, who has been living in Dubai since March 2016, is facing a treason case for suspending the Constitution in 2007, a punishable offence for which he was indicted in 2014. A conviction for high treason carries the death penalty or life imprisonment.

General Musharraf, the founder of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), took a backseat from political activities last year because of his deteriorating health.

He is now planning a comeback following an improvement in his condition, The Express Tribune quoted a party official as saying.

The former president is suffering from amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by a build-up of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and tissues throughout the body, according to his family.