Pervez Musharraf has postponed plans to return to Pakistan to re-launch his political career. Earlier this month, the former Pakistani military ruler had announced he would end more than three years of self-imposed exile in London and Dubai.
However, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has warned that Musharraf will be arrested upon arrival to face charges related to the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. But perhaps the biggest reason Musharraf isn’t returning is because hardly anybody in Pakistan would shed a tear if he were arrested and tried given his heavy handedness with the Supreme Court and the opposition when he was in power. Despite the less than stellar performance of the Gilani, Zardari and the PPP, Musharraf remains a deeply unpopular figure in Pakistan and isn’t likely to return anytime soon.