Pakistan Warm Welcome

An exiled daughter returns

The homecoming could not have got off to a more auspicious start. Returning to Pakistan after two years of self-imposed exile in London, the daughter of the country's last elected Prime Minister arrived in ancient Lahore, the home of the Punjabis, who dominate the military and bureaucratic elite that rules Pakistan. The political risk paid handsome dividends. Benazir Bhutto, 32, was greeted by hundreds of thousands of frenzied supporters, who enveloped her motorcade and staged a daylong demonstration that was the largest display in memory of discontent with the military government of President Mohammed Zia ul-Haq. "Zia is a dog," chanted...

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