Kerry warned off trip to Pakistan ahead of elections

The announcement comes one day after military dictator turned president Pervez Musharraf, a strong U.S. ally last decade who was deeply unpopular at home, ended four years of self-imposed exile in London and Dubai to run for office. He is expected to fare much worse than former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan and even the current unpopular government of President Asif Ali Zardari.

“We look forward to the elections in May,” the U.S. official said. “And as soon as there’s a government in place, I think you can expect to see Secretary Kerry there.”