Islamabad: Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has said he is ready to sort out his differences with PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, whose government he had deposed in a military coup in 1999.
 
Musharraf, who has been living outside Pakistan since early 2009, made the remarks during an interview with a private channel in Dubai.

"I would not mind if it happens for the good future of the country," he said. The former President said he had not phoned Sharif to enquire about his health after the former premier underwent emergency heart surgery in London recently.
 
Pakistani prosecutors recently declared Musharraf an ‘absconder’ for not cooperating in the probe into the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto and a court has issued an arrest warrant against him.

Responding to a question about Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Musharraf said he liked him. "He (Singh) is a nice man for Pakistan," he said.

Asked to name his favourite Pakistani leader, Musharraf quipped: "I, myself." After a pause, he named former President Ayub Khan.

The former President said he had no regrets about leading a military coup on October 12, 1999 and imposing emergency on November 3, 2007.

"It was my good luck that the coup happened," he said. When reminded that the Constitution had been abrogated on both occasions, Musharraf said the country was more important than the Constitution, which, according to him, was a piece of paper.

(Agencies)