Jan 20 - Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf may delay his return home, blaming the country's current instability. Rough cut (No reporter narration)
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said on Thursday (January 19) he may delay his planned return home later this month, blaming the country's current instability. Musharraf, who seized power in a 1999 coup, and has been living in Dubai for almost three years, said he was awaiting recommendations from members of his All Pakistan Muslim League party back home. "There is a serious political and administrative crisis brewing up in Pakistan. It has certain implications as far as my return to Pakistan is concerned," Musharraf told a news conference during a visit to London. Tension continues to mount against Pakistan's unpopular civilian government, which faces pressure from the military over a mysterious memo seeking U.S. help to avert an alleged planned coup last year. Some media reports said Musharraf, who faces the threat of arrest in Pakistan on charges that he failed to provide adequate security to former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto before her assassination in 2007, will seek Saudi help in obtaining guarantees that he will not be detained.