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. chrissy

    Mushraff is back. Happy days are here again in Pakistan. He will do so much for Pakistan. He will protest against all drone strikes which are wiping out terrorists in Pakistan.

    March 24, 2013 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    @chrissy – you are so right. Mushraff will get more money from Saudi Arabia to start more madrassas in Pakistan to train more terrorists. You see, Mushraff will thus improve education in Pakistan.

    March 24, 2013 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    @chrissy and @banasy – Well said. Mushraff will milk the US for more money to buy more weapons for terrorists in Pakistan. Mushraff will improve security for Pakistan.

    March 24, 2013 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    NOT me not banasy and not saywhat!

    March 24, 2013 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @saywhat – You hit the nail on the head. The Mushraff madrassas are the best. They have attracted terrorists from all around the world. More madrassas mean more training fee from terrorists. It will improve Pakistan's economy.

    March 24, 2013 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. krm10007©

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, Pakistan. Pakistan has produced world class leaders like Mushraff. Pakistan has shown to the world what kind of vision Mushraff has for an Islamic state. Everyone should follow Mushraff's leadership which will lead Pakistan back into the stone age. God speed.

    March 24, 2013 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. j von hettlingen

    It is nice that every one has talked about how Mushraff will make an impact on important things like education, economy, and security in Pakistan. Did you notice no Pakistani blogger talks about electricity in Pakistan. Pakistan does not need electricity. Living in dark ages does not require electricity. Please continue the discussion only on important things like promoting terrorism in Pakistan, and do not get side tracked by trivial things like electricity in Pakistan. Please continue. @krm is especially so articulate. He is so knowledgeable. I completely agree with all the comments above.

    March 24, 2013 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    @saywhat is busy right now. So, on his behalf, I would like to say that the US is trying to make us believe that Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan. Are we to believe that?

    March 24, 2013 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • chrissy

      No, not at all. Of course not.

      March 24, 2013 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  9. carlson

    Osama bin Laden found a safe and comfortable home in Pakistan as long as Mushraff was the president. When Mushraff was gone from Pakistan, Osama was gone from Pakistan. Sigh. That is sad.

    March 24, 2013 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @carlson - What makes every Pakistani so sad is the fact that even after his death, Osama bin Laden is still surrounded by seals. Seals are swimming around his resting place!! And Pakistanis hate seals - all kind of seals.

    March 24, 2013 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Before Bin Laden died, Musraff and Bin Laden decided to call President Obama.
    Bin Laden said to President Obama: "Mr. President, I called you because I had this incredible dream last night. I could see all of America, and on top of every building, there was a beautiful banner."
    President Obama asked: "And what was on the banner?"
    Bin Laden responded: "Allah rules America."
    President Obama said: "I'm really glad you called, because last night I had a dream too. I could see all of Pakistan and on every building there was also a beautiful banner."
    Bin Laden said: "What was on the banner?"
    President replied: "I really don't know. I don't read Hebrew."

    March 24, 2013 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mary

    Not me at 9:02.
    I could and would not every speak for another; especially for saywhat as he is much more up to speed on this and many other ME issues

    March 24, 2013 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    Musharraf was what the talibans & religious extremists hated & feared, there werte attempts to assassinate him and even now talibans have issued threats to kill him.

    March 24, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    I wish that country well. Stability in that region and M.east is in our national interest and an imperative.

    March 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    @saywhat – No way. The goal is to let no terrorists ever be killed inside Pakistan's territory. And Mushraff will make sure of that.

    March 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
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