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Pakistani Firestorm

Interesting things are afoot over in Islamabad today—Apparently, former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was exiled from the country for 7 years, attempted to return there last night, and work to overthrow the military dictatorship of Pervez Musharraf. Upon his arrival at Islamabad's airport, he was immediately detained by Pakistani police, and deported within hours to Saudi Arabia.

Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif is arrested upon his arrival at Islamabad's airport September 10, 2007. Sharif was arrested and deported to Saudi Arabia on Monday within hours of arriving home from exile, vowing to end the rule of President Pervez Musharraf. Sharif's return from seven years in exile, most recently in London, was always going to spark a confrontation with General Musharraf, the army chief who ousted Sharif in 1999 and cast him into exile in Saudi Arabia the following year. REUTERS/Petr Josek (PAKISTAN)


His supporters are reportedly still rampaging in the streets. I'll be tracking these photos as they come across the wires, so be sure to check back later for updates!

A supporter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif throws a stone at policemen during a pro-Sharif rally in Rawalpindi near Islamabad September 10, 2007. Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif was arrested and deported to Saudi Arabia on Monday within hors of arriving home from exile, vowing to end the rule of President Pervez Musharraf. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed (PAKISTAN)
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Authorities place shipping containers to block supporters of Pakistan former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on their way to Islamabad to welcome their leader at Attock, Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 10, 2007. Sharif is deported after he had landed in Islamabad from seven years exile hoping to campaign against the country's U.S.-allied military ruler, official said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Zubair)




Supporters of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif run from tear gas during a pro-sharif rally. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed (PAKISTAN)


Pakistani police disperse supporters of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif during during clashes in Attock near Peshawar, September 10, 2007. REUTERS/Ali Imam (PAKISTAN)


Supporters of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif chant slogans as police fire tear gas during a pro-Sharif rally in Rawalpindi. (Mian Khursheed/Reuters)


Pakistani policemen beat a supporter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif with batons during a pro-Sharif rally in Rawalpindi near Islamabad, September 10, 2007. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed (PAKISTAN)


Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif scuffle with police officers during a march towards the airport, Monday, Sept. 10, 2007 in Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP Photo)


Pakistani policemen arrest supporters of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif during a pro-Sharif rally in Rawalpindi near Islamabad, September 10, 2007. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood (PAKISTAN)


Supporters of Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif throw stones at policemen during a pro-Sharif rally in Rawalpindi near Islamabad, September 10, 2007. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood (PAKISTAN)


Pakistani policemen arrest supporters of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif during a pro-Sharif rally in Islamabad, September 10, 2007. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed (PAKISTAN)


A supporter of exile former prime minister Nawaz Sharif throws a tear gas shell back at police during a pro-sharif rally in Rawalpindi near Islamabad September 10, 2007. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed (PAKISTAN)


A supporter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif chants slogans during a pro-sharif rally in Rawalpindi near Islamabad September 10, 2007. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed (PAKISTAN)


Supporters of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif hold party flag with his portrait as police fire tear gas during a pro-sharif rally in Rawalpindi near Islamabad September 10, 2007. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed (PAKISTAN)

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Comments:

#1 captainfish 12-Sep-2007
Ok.. I am ignorant... But who is prime minister Nawaz Sharif??

And how was his rule compared to Musharraf's?
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