Exiled Political Leaders Threaten Musharraf's Power in Pakistan

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Benazir Bhutto was exiled from Pakistan, and faces corruption charges if she returns. But the former prime minister claims she has worked out a deal with the current President, Pervez Musharraf. Another exiled former leader, Nawaz Sharif, plans to return early next month. Before meeting with her political party's leaders in London tomorrow, Bhutto wants Musharraf to confirm that he'll give up his leadership of the Army when he runs for re-election. Musharraf's spokesman confirms the talks but denies the President has decided to resign as head of the Army. Sharif says Bhutto is "strengthening the hand of a dictator." We get perspective on this nuclear power called a "vital American ally in the war on terror."

Credits

Guests:
Talat Masood - former General, Pakistani Army, Paula Newberg - Georgetown University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Dan Konecky, Christian Bordal