Benazir Bhutto arrives in Karachi, but makes no comment on emergency

Karachi, Nov 3 : Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto arrived here from Dubai tonight on an Emirates flight, cutting short her visit in the wake of the imposition of martial law in the country.

She came out of the Gate number 4 of the Pakistan airport, and was seen wearing a yellow salwaar with a white headscarf.

With hundreds of her supporters greeting her at the airport, she directly headed to her Landcruiser and made no comments about the imposition of emergency.

For a brief period, she came out of her SUV and waved her hands to her supporters.

Her convoy then rushed towards her Karachi residence, Bilawal House.

There were no signs of any visible deterrence or impediments by the administration on her convoy.

However, Bhutto's husband, Asif Ali Zardari, speaking to an Indian private news channel termed the imposition of martial law in the country as 'unfortunate'.

He said that Benazir is a 'political scientist' and made the plan to return to Karachi after the emergency was imposed, since she had promised the people of Pakistan that she would be there with them in their time of adversity.

"It's definitely not pleasant news (imposition of emergency)," Zardari added.

However many political analysts have inferred her return and her refusal to speak to reporters in Karachi, as an indication of her secret understanding with Musharraf.
On Thursday, Bhutto left for Dubai citing her mother's poor health.

Bhutto was scheduled to arrive back on November 8.

She had survived a suicide attack during her homecoming procession on October 18, as she ended her eight years of self-exile.

Her homecoming was made possible after she made some negotiations with President Pervez Musharraf. (ANI)