His Wife is Not on the Next Flight

Asif Ali Zardari faced a nasty homecoming when he flew from Dubai to Lahore last Saturday. More than 13,000 policemen cordoned off the airport and Lahore's main crossroads to keep thousands from welcoming the husband of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Zardari had barely unfastened his seat belt when police boarded the aircraft and hauled him away in an armed motorcade to his residence. As police bundled him off, Zardari yelled: "I've seen jail, and I'm ready to go again."

Zardari is no stranger to the whims of Pakistani justice. After Bhutto was dismissed as Prime Minister...

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