Pervez Musharraf says he'll fly to Karachi on March 24 to lead his party in elections
He's been in self-imposed exile since resigning as president in 2008
Pakistani authorities confiscated his property; he's accused of not protecting Benazir Bhutto
Five years after he resigned as Pakistan’s president and left the South Asian nation, Pervez Musharraf will return to the country intent on leading his party in upcoming elections, he announced Saturday.
Musharraf’s return home comes with a lot of uncertainties.
He plans to lead his political party into Pakistan’s general elections, which are slated for May.
Whether the rest of Pakistan welcomes him back, including the authorities now heading the country, remains to be seen.
Arrest over Bhutto’s killing
A few months before he left office, Benazir Bhutto – who was Pakistan’s first elected female prime minister – was killed in a suicide bomb attack as she was wrapping up a campaign rally in Rawalpindi.
The attack came months after she survived an assassination attempt in Karachi. Authorities want Musharraf arrested for not doing enough to protect Bhutto’s life despite numerous threats. The former military ruler has denied having anything to do with the killing.
A jail cell awaits