She hasn’t reached a power-sharing deal yet and still faces corruption charges, but Benazir Bhutto says she’ll announce the date of her return to Pakistan on September 14. Speaking from London, the two-time prime minister said talks with Pervez Musharraf have been “80% successful,” the BBC reports. But the two sides have clashed over elections and parliamentary independence.
If Musharraf and Bhutto fortify their alliance, they’ll face competition from Nawaz Sharif, another exiled prime minister who’s promised to challenge the embattled Musharraf in upcoming elections. Dismissed from her premiership twice because of alleged corruption, Bhutto said Pakistan needs “internal reconciliation” and accused Sharif of bearing a “personal vendetta” against Musharraf.