ISLAMABAD - Former president general (retd) Pervez Musharraf has politely turned down the government's offer to bring his ailing mother back from Dubai for reunion of the family.

All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) spokesperson said that such an offer from the government in the face of the critical condition of Musharraf's mother, who could not travel owing to her serious condition, seemed just an eye wash.

Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Friday said the government was willing to bring Musharraf's 95-year-old ailing mother from Dubai in a special aircraft or an air ambulance as a humanitarian gesture so that the two could be reunited. The government also offered to provide her medical treatment.

Aasia Ishaque said the government is trying to befool the people of this country. She said Musharraf has enough resources to bring back his mother if her health permits.

She said the offer clearly shows that the government now knows that Musharraf is not going to run away despite all the pressure. Advising the government to concentrate on the miseries of the people, she said Musharraf will remain in Pakistan and fight "politically motivated" cases against him.

Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said Friday that the independent judiciary will decide Musharraf's fate.

The former army chief is set to appear in a special court on January 1 to face charges of high treason for imposing emergency in 2007.