On her arrival in Karachi, she was not allowed to deboard. But finally, Benazir came out of Karachi Airport after remaining in the plane for several hours following her return from Dubai.
There were speculation that Bhutto will be arrested on arrival and put under house arrest. However, there was no roadblock on her way. Some supporters of her Pakistan People Party gathered at the airport to greet her. Benazir cut short her four-day stay in Dubai, where she had gone to meet her family, following imposition of emergency in the country.
The 54-year-old former premier’s family had remained in
Gen Musharraf imposed a state of Emergency in Pakistan on Saturday in the wake of a rapid deterioration in the security situation and growing uncertainty over his position in the face of a legal challenge to his re-election in uniform.Asked about his party’s reaction to President Pervez Musharraf’s latest move, Zardari said: “We are condemning it and hope that we can do something about it… We will oppose the Emergency and will make sure that democracy is restored.”
Meanwhile, Nawaz Sharif on Saturday night appealed to Bhutto and all other political parties in the country to unite to rescue the country from this ‘terrible crisis’. “The time has come for all the political forces to put their heads together and save the country,” he said in an interview to CNN-IBN.When asked if he was thinking of joining Bhutto to fight the Emergency, he said the situation was grave. “We have not witnessed such a grave situation in the 60 years of