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Exiled Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Met by Commandos on Arrival at Islamabad Airport

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posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 01:45 AM
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Exiled Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Met by Commandos on Arrival at Islamabad Airport


www.foxnews.com

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan from exile on Monday to lead a campaign against the military ruler who ousted him eight years ago, sparking an immediate stand-off with authorities.

As his supporters battled police blocking roads leading to Islamabad airport, black-uniformed commandos entered the Pakistan International Airlines jetliner soon after it landed and surrounded Sharif, an Associated Press reporter on board said.
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posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 01:45 AM
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A tenuous situation at best. The Pakistani population's support of Musharraf has more than waned with his continued support of U.S. objectives. It will be interesting to see if the ISI makes a move or if there is a general uprising. India will surely be watching the events unfold and may try to capitalize on this period of instability.

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posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 01:50 AM
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This is really bizarre. Plus Indian, US, Japanese, Australian, and Singporese Ships are conducting a large naval exercise this week. Maybe this is all related somehow?

[edit on 10/9/07 by MikeboydUS]



posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 03:04 AM
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According to CNN International, they detained him a brief time before deporting him to Saudi Arabia.



posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 03:07 AM
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news.yahoo.com...

Sharif arrested on arrival in Pakistan



posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 03:14 AM
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Sharif deported from Pakistan

news.yahoo.com...



posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 05:24 AM
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need some clarification from someone here...

wasn't his Exile for a minimum of 10 years ??

what's he doing back on Pakistani soil before his agreed upon Exile
is completed ??



posted on Sep, 10 2007 @ 10:21 AM
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Here's why:



Pakistan's increasingly assertive Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a political rival to Pakistan's president, General Pervez Musharraf, can return from exile, throwing Pakistan's politics into turmoil and threatening the American strategy of support for the president.

The court's decision dealt a blow to Musharraf by allowing the rival, Nawaz Sharif, whom he ousted as prime minister in a 1999 military coup, to run for election here this fall. It may also encourage another former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, who has also been living in exile, to try to return.


I see the Pakistani Supreme Court ruling as a true indication of where support really is for Musharraf.

I hope Foggy Bottom is paying attention and has a plan for his eventual overthrow.




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