Thursday, October 18, 2007

Bhutto arrives in Pakistan

Another reason the hijab is idiotic...

Not a good look.

The Bhutto has landed.

Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistani opposition leader and former prime minister, arrived in Pakistan this afternoon, ending her eight-year exile.

She stepped down onto the tarmac at Karachi airport at around 2 p.m. local time, wearing a traditional green dress and white veil, the colors of the Pakistani flag.

"The most important step — to be back on Pakistani soil," she said, after praying. She was clearly tearful.

On the plane from Dubai, the city where she has lived for much of the last decade, she was surrounded by chanting supporters, and she moved through the cabin talking to the press and to admirers. When asked how she felt, she said "very excited, very happy, very proud, a tremendous sense of responsibility."

She added: "I think the time has come for democracy. If we want to save Pakistan, we have to have democracy."

In related Benazir Bhutto news: Swiss Judge wraps up Bhutto money laundering probe.