Pakistan's Musharraf Can Run For Parliament

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Pakistan's former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf was given approval Sunday to run for parliament next month, a victory for him in what has otherwise been a bumpy return to the country after more than four years in self-imposed exile.

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Pakistan's former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf was given approval Sunday to run for parliament next month, a victory for him in what has otherwise been a bumpy return to the country after more than four years in self-imposed exile.

Musharraf, who seized power in a military coup in 1999 but was forced to step down nearly a decade later, was greeted last month by only a couple thousand people at the airport in the southern city of Karachi when his plane landed from Dubai. The lackluster welcome was a sign, many analysts say, of how little support Musharraf has in his homeland.

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