A video of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf dancing to a Punjabi song is making rounds on social media. The video has been tweeted by Senior Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir on his Twitter handle with a message for the Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Khan. “Attention Ch Nisar sb I hope Musharraf no more suffering from back pain u claimed he will come back in few weeks where is he these days? (sic),” says Mir in the tweet. Musharraf, who is facing charges of treason, was banned by Pakistani from international travel in April 2013. Recently, Pakistan Government removed Musharraf from the country’s “exit control list” after almost three years of being banned from international travel. Pakistan Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan had said that Musharraf will not be prevented from travelling to Dubai, a request sought by the latter for a “back surgery”. Musharraf was banned from leaving Pakistan in April 2013, soon after he returned from self-imposed exile. The former army ruler became embroiled in a series of legal cases, including a historic government-initiated high treason trial.
Attention Ch Nisar sb I hope Musharraf no more suffering from back pain u claimed he will come back in few weeks where is he these days? pic.twitter.com/YKZnNlyfFL
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirGEO) September 25, 2016
Khan argued that the government relented because Musharraf had committed to face all the cases against him and had “promised to return in four to six weeks”. The video raises concerns about the control of the Pakistan Government over its Army, which is being viewed as the primary reason why the former dictator has been provided leniency. Donning a brown kameez and white shalwar, Musharraf was dancing on famous Punjabi song “shakar wandan re”.