March 24th, 2013
03:53 AM ET

Exiled Pakistani ex-president returns home

After more than four years of self-imposed exile, Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf landed in Karachi on Sunday despite threats of arrest and assassination.

Musharraf resigned as president of the south Asian nation five years ago, but he hopes to lead his party in May elections.

He has been living in London and Dubai, and risks possible arrest and the Pakistani Taliban have vowed to assassinate him if he returns to the nation.

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  1. saywhat

    The troll seems pumped up today. Not me at at 8:46 & 12:28.

    March 24, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    I will not be posting on this thread anymore.

    March 24, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Saywhat the troll/jacker is fixated on pakistan for some strange reason. This is my first post today on any thread except for the disclaimer @ 8:48

    March 24, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Reposted with Permission™

    Pakistan is proud to be different from the rest of the world. Let the civilized countries have their version democracy. Pakistan will be so proud elect a dictator in the name of democracy. Instead of integrating minorities in democracy, Pakistan will integrate dictatorship into democracy. It is called demodictatorship.

    March 24, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. j von hettlingen

    Mushraff is dictator who took over Pakistan in a military coup. There is no country in the world which would allow a dictator to participate in an election. Is that really what democracy means in Pakistan? Is that what freedom means in Pakistan?

    March 24, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    @ CNN, AGAIN you delete my disclaimers BUT leave up the hijacked posts?? Whats up with that???

    March 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Nacho Cheese Dip On A Friday Night In 1989

    First thing he listed to do when he got home was to eat some nachos and watch the Thunder-Magic game that he had TiVo'ed.

    March 24, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. krm1007©

    Musharraf loves you too !!

    March 24, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Pakistani GLBT for Musharraf

    Musharraf we all Hizras of Pakistan love you. When you get elected, please help Hizra community of Pakistan.

    March 24, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jim

    @Pakistani - Do you mean Shiite Hazara minority community in Pakistan? Mushraff massacred the Shiite Hazara people!! Why would they love him?

    March 24, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • justeye

      Because you always hurt the one you love. As a prouder gay man, I respect that.

      March 24, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
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