We will probably invade and conquere Pakistan next, and then move on to take over the entire ME, putting them firmly under our collective boots and using their peasantry for firewood. Then we shall gather up all the baby ducks and push them cruelly into ponds full of crocs…just for fun.
I think Sharif’s homecoming, combined with Chief Justice Chaudhry’s stance that Musharraf cannot run for another term, combined with the unraveling of the “mosque-military alliance” that has underpinned Musharraf’s rule, will precipitate a constitutional crisis in which it will be impossible for Musharraf to hold on to power; but I have no idea what will come after him, or whether Pakistan will even survive as a united country. Pashtun and Balochi separatists might seize the opportunity to break away.
That doesn’t square well with the article you linked to. It’s unclear that there will be a “homecoming”, and if there is, the guy might well be thrown in jail. And this “constitutional crisis”… is it going to happen between now and the fall elections? It’s quite possible that Musharraf will simply be voted out of office.
I wouldn’t call Pakistan a “united country” right now. As for the Pashtuns, they don’t need to break away-- they’re already de facto broken away in the Federally Administered Tribal areas.