Bhutto Arrives in Pakistan

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2007 4:33 AM CDT
Bhutto Arrives in Pakistan
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, disembarks her airplane that brought her from Dubai, upon her arrival in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday Oct. 18, 2007. Bhutto returned Thursday to Pakistan, ending eight years of exile and launching what she hopes will be a stunning political comeback, as...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto landed in Karachi today after 8 years in self-imposed exile. "I am thankful to God, I am very happy that I'm back in my country and I was dreaming of this day," a sobbing Bhutto told Reuters as she stepped off the flight from Dubai onto the heavily guarded tarmac.

Dressed in a green shalwar kameez, she was accompanied by 100 members of her party and greeted by a jubilant crowd of about 200,000 supporters, many wearing the party's red, black and green colors.  Bhutto's return follows negotiations for a power-sharing arrangement with President Pervez Musharraf that could involved her becoming PM again in a return to civilian government. (Read more Benazir Bhutto stories.)

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