Benazir to go back to Dubai in a week, claim Pakistan sources

November 14th, 2007 - 2:30 am ICT by admin  
Bhutto has promised to return to the UAE citing the poor health of her spouse Asif Ali Zardari, or to see her kids there. She would return to Pakistan once President Pervez Musharraf feels the atmosphere is conducive for her to do so.

Musharraf had asked Bhutto to delay her return plan till the Supreme Court verdict on his presidential election, sources said.

Bhutto, however, requested the Presidency to provide her with a face saving scenario by ‘honouring’ the commitment she had made with the people vis–vis her arrival on October 18, sources claimed.

Sources said that a top intelligence official held a meeting with Bhutto in Dubai soon after Eid to discuss her return plan.

Bhutto is believed to have assured that she would be going back soon and that there are ample excuses to go back for the time being.

For example, Bhutto might say that her spouse Asif Ali Zardari is not feeling well hence she would have to rush back to inquire about his well being. This way Zardari might not be recovering till the time the Presidency gives the nod for her return.

Likewise, she might say that she is missing her children and wanted to see them in UAE, as they cannot come to Pakistan because they have to attend to their schools.

Interestingly, her spouse Asif Ali Zardari made a similar excuse when he left Pakistan soon after release from eight-years in jail, sources said.

He had then said that he wanted to see his children in Dubai, and later went to the US, apparently for medical treatment.

Since that time, he has been shuttling between UAE and USA, besides his recent visit to the UK where his son has been enrolled in Oxford University, The News reported. (ANI)

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