Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has revealed that his predecessor Pervez Musharraf was given a â€œsafe exitâ€ due to a secret deal in place with foreign powers.
International and local powers were guarantors in Musharrafâ€™s resignation, Zardari said at an informal dinner meeting with journalists.
The president added that he was part of the discussions that eventually led to the former military rulerâ€™s resignation in August 2008.
â€œDuring those talks it was decided that after quitting power, Musharraf will play golf, but now he is doing other things,â€ Zardari said.
Musharraf, who left Pakistan in mid-April and has been living in London for more than four months, has delivered a series of lectures commenting on Pakistani politics over the past few months.
Although Zardari did not name any countries that guaranteed immunity deal, Pakistanâ€™s main opposition party Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) has said the UK and the Saudi Arabia were guarantors in the deal, the BBC reported.