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.