18 October 2007. After 8 years of self imposed exile Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan.

Encouraged by the US and UK, General Musharaf and Bhutto had agreed a power sharing deal,

wiping coruption charges against Bhutto would let her contest the elections planned for early 2008,

the elections should, in turn, lend credibility to Musharaf's own carefully protected hold on power.

However Bhutto's convoy from the airport, watched by large crowds, was attacked by suicide bombers.

Bhutto survived this attack, only to be killed by another a few months later.