It was supposed to be a two day celebration. It started with the sound of pro-PPP slogans, and ended with the stench of rotting flesh.
But while the loss of over a 140 lives is a horrible tragedy; the return of the Mohtarma, till the blast occurred, was a sight to behold. The sense of euphoria that gripped the crowd when she emerged from Terminal 1 was infectious. Despite being away for eight years, her charisma is every bit as powerful as it was when she left. 21 years after her historic arrival in Lahore, Benazir still has the power to draw massive crowds who will wait for 12 hours in the scorching sun for a glimpse of her.