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After eight years, President Pervez Musharraf the dictator is looking weak and vulnerable. his political rivals And he's desperate to keep Nawaz Sharif, like the former prime minister at bay. International Airport. Welcome to Islamabad is coming home from exile. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif agents are sent to intercept him. Soldiers, police and government of five Pakistani policemen At the moment I've got the hands pulling me out of the crowd.

Sharif is being silenced. Just four hours after touching down, we were in London. Seven days earlier

in the heart of the city The up-market Mayfair district real estate in the world, boasts some of the most costly richest people, owned by some of the world's and Nawaz Sharif is one of them. outside his plush apartment. I caught up with him London is a very pleasant city - in the world. I think one of the best cities for Nawaz Sharif - Money isn't a problem a wealthy industrial family. he comes from for their higher studies in Britain. My children studied here. They came comfortable than Saudi Arabia, London's also a great deal more after being ousted by a military coup where he was exiled in 1999 now President Pervez Musharraf. led by then general,

Time out, it seems, once renowned as a political bully. has mellowed a man we all make mistakes - Nobody is an angel -

we have made in the past so, whatever mistakes there is a lesson to learn. signing a deal with this man - One of those mistakes may have been General Musharraf. the current leader of Pakistan, stay out of Pakistan for 10 years. Musharraf claims Sharif promised to ruled that was unconstitutional, But, recently, the Supreme Court was free to return home, and said Sharif infuriating the general. the Pakistan media, Ever since, he has been courting of power - President Musharraf. attacking the man who robbed him the rule of law, He somehow doesn't believe in any respect for the constitution. to the law of the land. He doesn't show any respect an autocrat. In office, Sharif was labelled of corruption and misrule. He was dogged by allegations

Nawaz Sharif has re-packaged himself But from exile, as a champion of democracy. I have no personal ambitions. I have no personal motives, Pakistan democracy, rule of law. My ambition and my motive is only remembers the old Sharif Commentator and writer Zahid Hussain all too well. isn't all that seems to have changed At 57, political rhetoric about Nawaz Sharif. he now sports a head of dark hair - Once grey and nearly bald, one cheeky interviewer. a fact that didn't escape for you. Exile has done wonders than you ever did. You look thinner and younger When you go back to Pakistan, rather than a politician. they will think you are a film star more than the media round in London. Nawaz Sharif's been doing from General Musharraf's party. He's been courting MPs to Sharif's party. Shahzadi Tiwana is defecting for control of parliament, It's a numbers game to rubber stamp Musharraf soon to be asked to another term as president. That's despite polls that show in Pakistan than Musharraf. Osama bin Laden is more popular to say how many people will defect Its' very premature as yet are thinking about it. or how many people Only a few political people with power of the uniform will stay. who think they can win their seats The rest will leave. by the regime as a rat in the ranks. Shahzadi is being portrayed to call anyone a traitor I don't think it is fair or use such strong words what is good for the country now. because one has to decide What do you think is good for the country right now? be a democratic form of government Ah, it's always been and always will for our country, and this is the need this is what is needed now. a crush of well-wishers. At Heathrow, triggering a security panic. It's a rowdy farewell, (All scream) You are squashing people! MAN: (Yells) Go back! The former prime minister is booked on five different flights to confuse the regime about his arrival time. The drama is reminiscent of 1999, when Sharif refused to allow a plane carrying General Musharraf to land in Karachi, triggering the coup. In a twist, Nawaz Sharif finally boards a government plane. Pakistan International Airlines. It's military-run. But the mayhem isn't over. A passenger collapses in the aisle, claiming to be having a heart attack. Take-off is delayed for more than an hour. Once airborne, Nawaz Sharif settles back and prays. Until now, he's been calling the shots. But in seven hours, someone else will decide his fate. Well, yes, I don't know what will happen to me when I land at Islamabad. But then, more importantly, where is my country heading to? How much are you personally willing to sacrifice in this fight? Well, if Musharraf wants to send me to jail and/or in the prison and, in return, my country gets liberated from dictatorial army rule - that is not a big price. His calculation is less prosaic than it seems. Political martyrdom, he hopes, will win more attention than he's had in exile. ANNOUNCEMENT: Cabin crew stations for landing. Moments from touchdown, a final ruse. Nawaz Sharif moves to the economy cabin, taking up position in the middle of the aircraft. Everyone aboard has just become a human shield. Take your seats anywhere! Sit down! (All chant) Go, Musharraf! Go, Musharraf! It's feared the plane wouldn't get permission to land. Touching down is the first hurdle. But Sharif smells a trap. He refuses to budge, as the aircraft is surrounded. So a strange situation has developed on board the plane. The aircraft is surrounded by several hundred or so paramilitaries and police toting shotguns and submachine guns. Firstly, there was a dispute on board about passports. They wanted Nawaz Sharif to surrender his passport and they could process him off the plane, and he refused. Now, there is a dispute about bus transport,

and as I speak there are more police coming on board behind me. Are you going to allow Mr Sharif off the plane? Yeah, I have come to request him off board.

Sir, you are awaited off board, sir. 90 minutes after landing, Nawaz Sharif touches Pakistani soil for the first time in seven years. In the chaotic arrival hall, the authorities make their move. With that declaration, government thugs grab Pervez Musharraf's arch rival. It was a chilling display of brute force. Nawaz Sharif is shoved out a door, and taken to a waiting plane - destination Saudi Arabia.

The regime insists there was no coercion.

This is Information Minister Muhammad Ali Durrani. When he came here, there were options for him - to stay here or to go again. So, the option was stay here in jail or go? He opted for going. So, the option was prison or leave? Yeah, of course. Back in exile, in Saudi Arabia, Sharif is politically isolated. Pakistan's other exiled former prime minister is coming back on 18 October. But it won't be easy for Benazir Bhutto

to resume normal political life. There are serious legal obstacles, and the regime won't remove them. We have no deal with anybody. Ms Bhutto's party - we are talking to her but we don't intend to have any deal as such. Shaukat Aziz was an international investment banker

until General Musharraf drafted him to the prime ministership. There are some problems with her return. She's got corruption cases, will they be renewed? The cases are still there. There is no question of renewing them. They still exist. So, she still has a case to answer? She has many cases. Yes. Two-term limit on prime ministership. She cannot run for PM again? Correct. You're not going to give her that? No. We are not. As I said there is no deal.

So, whatever the laws are will stay. At the moment, the only semblance of opposition to the regime seems to be coming from people inside this building - the Supreme Court. It was these judges who said Nawaz Sharif could come home and they may rule that in banishing him last week Pervez Musharraf committed a gross contempt of court. At the same time, the far bigger issue is being weighed here - and that's the one about whether it's even legal for Pervez Musharraf to run for president while he's still the armed forces chief. The regime seems desperate to pacify the judges. At the weekend it was announced the army once re-elected. that Pervez Musharraf will quit chief will only stay The President's position as army under the law. until the period he is allowed that by the end of the year, So, you're saying, unequivocally, the head of the armed forces? Pervez Musharraf will not be I think that's what it means. The trouble with that pledge before, only to renege. is that Pervez musharraf has made it it would be a courageous step. If he does go ahead this time, constituency - the military. It means surrendering his only real And as Pakistan's history shows - few leaders can survive. without that, in Copenhagen. Hello I'm Eric Campbell world's oldest amusement park, Tonight's postcard comes from the most unusual international summit. now hosting the world's wonderful Copenhagen - It's wonderful, and holiday-makers a magnet for tourists from around the world. the home of the Little Mermaid. Every summer, millions come to enjoy the magic of the Royal Palace, And who can resist where Australia's Princess Mary of the Danish people. has won the hearts and minds

Which is all very interesting. But we're here for something much more important, because, every summer, come at once. all Copenhagen's Christmases for their summer holidays. This is where Father Christmases come For the past 50 years, on the outskirts of the capital the Bakken Amusement Park the World Santa Claus Congress. has played host to It's not for Santas who just dress up in department stores two weeks before Christmas. as official Father Christmases These men have been authorised by their world governing body. I have a sign for you.

Am I an Austra-alien? it's just in Danish. It means Australia - Oh! halfway round the world Dave Downey has flown in the last gruelling step for Santa authorisation. authorising committee, You gotta go in front of the

a resounding "Ho! Ho! Ho!", you've got to have which I'm working on. You do. I need to put on a bit more weight. in front of children You're not allowed to smoke or drink

and you've gotta make people happy. So, just about there, yeah. It might look silly,

take it very seriously. but the delegates of the Danish Santa Guild Henrik Jacobsen is leader and the summit's chief organiser. costumes, shapes and sizes, The Santas come in different but their tasks are the same - distributing presents visiting sick children,

those millions of letters and answering children address to the North Pole. What's the main present that children ask for? Oh, it depends. From small girls, it's Barbie - the dolls 'Barbie' is coming back now - small boys, they ask for a Volvo S60.

(Sings) # You betta watch out, you betta not cry... # Bakken Amusement Park was the natural choice for the annual congress.

It's been entertaining children since the 17th century. Since the first congress in 1957, it's grown into international juggernaut with more than 100 delegates. Membership swelled after the end of Communism, when Santa's reindeer could finally cross the Iron Curtain. We are from Estonia. 50 years we live under Russian occupation who is Santa Claus. and nobody don't know but they can't say it. They did know national costume is it? This is the Estonian Santa Oh, it's the summer costume. No it's the summer costume. Very sexy! Playing Santa may just be a hobby, it's the highlight of their lives. but for many of the delegates for 30 of his 50 years. Henrik Jacobsen has been ho-ho-hoing to Henrik's day job - Being Santa is certainly a contrast he's a guard in an immigrant detention centre. you've been sleeping (Sings) # He knows when or bad # He knows when you've been good # So be good for goodness sake # Almost every month or attempted suicides. he deals with violent attacks Well, it's day two of the congress have come to town. when the Santa Clauses And Copenhagen has thrown on some genuine Christmas weather. While Santas get the attention, of family members behind him, each has an unsung team to part-time elves. from hard-working Mrs Clauses Santa's little helpers are you? So you and your friends are Yes. (Laughs)

with the whole Santa congress? Well, what do you do Having fun. in the canal. The tour ends with a ceremonial dip It's a hard training-ground, may well be the Santas of tomorrow. but the elves of today the juggernaut heads off Then, laden with presents, children's hospitals. to one of Copenhagen's for another half a year. And Christmas is over in southern Thailand, Hello, I'm Karen Percy where, for the past 100 years, a battle against the government. Muslim separatists have been waging power in this country A year ago, a Muslim general seized and there was talk of reconciliation,

but across the kingdom, not just here in the south which had been polarised of Thaksin Shinawatra. by the big-money politics But progress has been limited Thais are just as divided now and today, as the day the tanks rolled in. SIRENS WAIL the military moved quickly. On a wet September night last year, in central Bangkok. Soldiers surrounded Government House

not to let anybody in or out. They were under orders But it was largely a symbolic move. out of the country. Prime Minister Thaksin was

General Sonthi Boonyaratglin, The coup leader, weren't seizing power for themselves. told the nation that he and his team peace and harmony. Instead, they wanted to restore but its first since 1991. It was Thailand's 19th coup,

this one was peaceful - Unlike previous military takeovers, not a shot was fired. for the 4 million people living Military rule was nothing new of Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani. in the southern most provinces here since the beginning of 2004. There's been a state of emergency have died since then - More than 2,500 people the majority of them civilians. are Muslim and ethnic Malay. About 90% of the people here The rest are Buddhists. of the armed conflict. They're caught in the middle Surasak Pojpan was 10 years' old. When the coup took place, APPLAUSE he attends Yaring Elementary - A Buddhist, most of them Muslim. a school of about 1,200 students, have been murdered, In a region where many teachers this school has been spared. have not be been so lucky. But students like Surasak In the week after the coup, at the local hospital. his widowed father died with his aunt, Every day, when he leaves school he relives that fateful ride. The insurgents want a separate Muslim homeland, and, in recent years, have escalated their campaign to get it. Few people are spared. In December, this medical centre in Pattani province was torched by militants. Funded by the Thai government, it served the local Muslim population. Community medic Mahamad Korlae doesn't know why it was targeted. They made a mess, didn't they? With the change of power last year

came promises of a new way in the south. The head of the Armed Forces, and the coup leader - General Sonthi Boonyaratglin - is a Muslim. But if the junta thought that would solve the problems in the south it was mistaken. Since September last year, 2006, until this year, 2007, we continue to see the rise of brutal attacks against Buddhist Thais. Buddhist Thais were beheaded, were hacked to pieces and set on fire - father was shot in front of their wife and children. While the south has been a priority for the military government, the majority of Thais are more concerned about the economy. Growth has slowed because of a series of poor policy-decisions affecting investment. It has more than a few Thais wishing for the good old days of Thaksin Shinawatra. Despite a year out of the cut and thrust of Thai politics, Thaksin Shinawatra is still every bit the politician even in exile. As the new owner of the Manchester City Football Club, he's become an unlikely hero in this working-class town. They've taken to the man they call Sinatra. (Sings) # Come fly with me... # All I can say is that I am very thankful. The concert tonight is to express my sincere thanks to all of you.

CHEERING & APPLAUSE It might not be the soundest business decision he's ever made - spending $200 million to own the club and millions more on new talent - but it is a stroke of genius for a man keen to maintain a profile in soccer-mad Thailand, where the English Premier League has a huge following. Thaksin Shinawatra's deep pockets have caused Thailand's military junta more than a little angst. Are you surprised that Thaksin Shinawatra still has the kind of popularity in Thailand that he appears to have at the moment given what has come out in the past 12 months or thereabouts? I'm not surprised because he has a lot of money and money can talk. What message would you like to give to Thaksin Shinawatra right now? I would like to say that I would treat him fair and square. I'm not trying to push him into the corner. Thaksin Shinawatra and more than 100 of his Thai Rak Thai colleagues have been banned from politics for five years. The Kingdom's constitutional court also dissolved the party. (Speaks Thai) This man is leading what's being seen as the NEW Thai Rak Thai party. TV chef Samak Sundaravej

was recently voted head of the new People Power Party. A former minister and one-time governor of Bangkok, he's vowed to overturn the ruling against Mr Thaksin and Thai Rak Thai if he's elected. They cannot make a judgement something like that.

So, I disagree with what they have done. Now, they have tried to get rid of Kun Thaksin - the party in the first place - and even Kun Thaksin himself. The most likely contender to lead the country after an election is Abhisit Vejjajiva - the Oxford-educated head of the Democrats.

APPLAUSE He and his party also faced expulsion from politics, but the courts ruled in their favour. When General Sonthi Boonyaratglin first came into power last year, he was hailed that there might be some change in the south because he is Muslim. Do you think that has made any difference to the situation down there? Maybe a little bit, but not very much. It's makes our friends abroad understand that if you are Muslim in Thailand you have a chance to progress. This is something that we can say, "It has a good impact on the international front." But, at the local level, just minor change.

He, General Sonthi, is Muslim, yes, but he still represents the Thai state. He still represents what the separatists call infidel forces. In recent months, the military has made a large number of arrests in the south. In Pattani province, the alleged insurgents are brought here to Camp Engkayuth, where their families are allowed to visit. Local community leaders say innocent people are being caught up in aggressive campaigns by the government.

Critics worry that it will only lead to further radicalisation, particularly of young people. During our visit to the south, we were given access to a former insurgent, who joined the cause with friends when he was just 13 years' old. (Voice has been purposely distorted) He's 19 now and lives in hiding after faking his own death in December last year. Do you know how many people you killed, even as part of a team? And what would they say they knew you were still alive? He's in little doubt that others will pick up from where he left off. A year ago, General Surayud took over as Prime Minister. (All sing anthem) While the south remains a priority

in the few months he has left in office, General Surayud wants to improve Thailand's economic outlook and ensure that elections are held soon. It will be the decision of the Thais in order to select the new leader, the new government for our country. Do you regret having taken on this position? No. I think I'm doing the last job of my life for the country. General Surayud was hoping to step down after December's election, but there's talk that the poll will be delayed until next year. Some of his colleagues, however, seem to have taken to political life. Notably, the coup leader - General Sonthi Boonyaratglin - who's weighing up a new career in politics, despite concerns about his motives over the past year. Hello, I'm Steve Marshall on the north coast of Papua New Guinea, not too far from the Kokoda Track - a place close to the hearts of many Australians. Next week, some disturbing events during the Second World War you're not likely to read about in history books. It's a story the locals here want the world to know. Hello, I'm Jane Hutcheon backstage at the Rose of Tralee festival in Ireland. Next, on Foreign Correspondent - critics pan it and want it scrapped, but hundreds of thousands of Irish fans disagree. That's Foreign Correspondent - Tuesday night at 9:20. And don't forget, we'd love to hear from you. You can leave your comments at our website: Until next week, goodnight. THEME MUSIC Closed Captions by CSI

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