Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilanis statement about return of former President General (Rtd) Pervez Musharraf in Pakistan sounded ridiculous. The PM said Musharraf would be welcomed by the Chief Justice because there are numerous (criminal) charges against him. I think PM Gilani forgot the return of his leader, Benazir Bhutto, to Pakistan in October 2008 which was made possible because of an immunity from all chargers provided to her by Musharraf in a deal. According to this deal, all civil and military cases against her and her spouse were dropped through issual of a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO). The oft raised verbal demands for accountability of Musharraf, which all parties in ruling coalition have been ruminating since the start of their tenures has been just thata verbal rumination. No action worth the word 'action has been taken by anyone of the ruling parties because of their own respective reservations about a trial in the court. A trial of General Musharraf would be unfavorable, to say the least, for the entire ruling establishment. Musharraf has, meanwhile, regained goodwill of the people as well as social circles of the elite during the recent flood by raising around Rs. 250 million for the flood-affected while the government has lost its credibility among people. It is almost a certainty that Musharraf would be welcomed warmly by people rather than by the Chief Justice as Prime Minister would rather have us believe. -MADIHA WAHID, Karachi, September 14.