Karachi – Former President Retd.Pervez Musharraf has landed at Jinnah Terminal, number of people are there to received him at the airport, he was escorted with security.
The airport was heavily secured after a death threat against Musharraf by the Pakistani Taliban on Saturday.
Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former president, has arrived in Karachi, returning to the country after more than four years in self-imposed exile to run in upcoming elections.
Musharraf landed at Karachi’s Jinnah International airport as scheduled on Sunday, aboard a commercial flight from Dubai.
Musharraf, The former chief of Army staff and former President of Pakistan, was not the kind of man to scare easily.
“They have been trying to send me to the hells since 9/11, which means it’s 12 years now,” said Musharraf before boarding his flight in Dubai. “These statements could be planted even from anywhere, they may be true or untrue, so I’m not the kind of get scared of mere statements,” he added.
Musharraf, then the army chief, seized power in a military coup in 1999, and rebranded himself as president after general elections in 2002 – though he remained in uniform.
He left Pakistan in 2008 after being forced out of office by widespread popular pressure and a looming impeachment hearing, moving first to London and then Dubai. He has spent the better part of the past two years vowing to return to Pakistan and to re-enter politics.
He will be staying at his residence in DHA Karachi.