Musharraf Returns to Pakistan

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf returned to Pakistan amid threats on his life on Sunday, after four years of self-imposed exile. He has stated plans to run in the May election. The Karachi airport on Sunday was heavily secured after a death threat was made by the Pakistani Taliban, although about 200 of Musharraf’s supporters greeted him upon his arrival. Musharraf, who has been living in London and Dubai, faces charges of conspiracy to commit murder, including that he did not provide adequate security to former President Benazir Bhutto when she returned in 2007, but Pakistani authorities granted Musharraf protective bail on Friday. Meanwhile, 17 soldiers were killed and another 34 were injured by a suicide bomber in Waziristan, in the country’s northwest.