Benazir Bhutto Arrives Home in Karachi after Eight Years

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Hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets of Karachi today as Benazir Bhutto flew home after eight years in exile. As Pakistan's Prime Minister, she was accused of corruption, and she left the country soon after General Pervez Musharraf seized power in a military coup. Bhutto's reception shows that she still has a base of popular support.  But assassination threats and the presence of 20,000 troops surrounding her motorcade are clear indications that she has her enemies, too. Freelance reporter Graham Usher considers what her return could mean for domestic politics and relations with the US.

Credits

Guest:
Graham Usher - Freelance journalist

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal, Carina Miller