Ex-President Musharraf returns to Pakistan for elections

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Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf (AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf (AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf returned home on Sunday after nearly four years of self-imposed exile despite the possibility of arrest and a threat from the Taliban to kill him.

Musharraf hopes to regain influence and run in a general election scheduled for May 11.

The former army general seized power in a 1999 coup, resigned in 2008 when his allies lost a vote and a new government threatened him with impeachment. He left the country a year later.

Musharraf faces charges of failing to provide adequate security to former prime minister Benazir Bhutto before her assassination in 2007. He also faces charges in connection with the death of a Baluch separatist leader.

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