Sunday, March 24, 2013

Musharraf returns to Pakistan despite threats

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has arrived back in Pakistan, ending four years of self-imposed exile and defying death threats.
According to BBC reports, a protection detail of heavily armed commandos met him after his plane from Dubai touched down in Karachi airport.
General Musharraf plans to lead his party in the May general election.
A recent Taliban video threatened Gen Musharraf with snipers and suicide bombers.
He faces a string of charges including conspiracy to murder, but on Friday the Pakistani authorities granted him protective bail in several outstanding cases, freeing him from immediate arrest once he sets foot in Pakistan.
One of the charges is that he failed to provide adequate security for opposition leader Benazir Bhutto after she returned from exile in 2007.
Two deadly explosions, in which nearly 140 people died, greeted her arrival in Karachi on 19 October. She was killed that December at a rally in Rawalpindi.

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