Musharraf decides to seek political asylum in UK Islamabad: The fiormer President Pervez Musharraf will apply to the British government for political asylum after the unveiling of the UN commission report on Benazir Bhuttoâ€™s assassination. The ex-military strongman is understood to have decided to stay permanently in the United Kingdom. Friends close to Musharraf told Express from London that the retired general has handed over the affairs of his newly formed All Pakistan Muslim League to his spokesman Rashid Qureshi and Barrister Saif. He is consulting close friends and investors about selling his assets in Pakistan. Musharraf went into a huddle with friends after the publication of the UN report and decided to shun the idea of returning to Pakistan. As the UN commission holds the Musharraf government directly responsible for the tragic incident, his aides are reported to have alerted him to the possibility of an FIR being registered against him and other potential risks. Musharraf decided to apply for political asylum in the UK. The sources said that Musharraf has also contacted his friends in Pakistan and held detailed discussions to sell his business and assets in Pakistan. The sources asserted that he was advised to sell off all his local assets. Musharraf said the UN report was baseless and depended on allegations. Pakistani media tried to contact the former president after the UN report but he declined to give any reaction. His spokesman Barrister Saif claimed while talking to Express that Musharraf did not care about the report and he would start his visit to the US in a couple of days. He said the former president will not issue any formal statement in this respect. He said he will not offer any comments on any other issue, either. Press Trust of India quoted the ex-president as saying there was nothing new in the UN report, and that there was one final bullet left in his personal pistol, which he would definitely use for his (final) defense. PTI sources said that while talking to the PTI (Insaf Group) head, Farooq Malik in Abu Dhabi, Musharraf reminded that even he had been a victim of suicide bombing, which was difficult to contain at certain levels. Similarly despite being provided best security, Benazir Bhutto couldnâ€™t be saved. The former President labeled Imran Khan as a â€œpolitical goofâ€, who was not capable of winning more than one seat. He scoffed at elements stressing a case against him, saying that these elements were actually scared of him, and should not forget that like all soldiers, he rather preferred martyrdom to giving up. Referring to the 18th amendment, the former President said that PML-N had chiefly benefited from it.