Benazir Bhutto

  • I am impressed by Rahul Gandhi, says Bilawal Bhutto Zardari 07-02-2014 08:57 PM

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to a special edition of World View. With me, chairman of the Pakistan People's Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the first interview to an Indian television channel. We are here for the Sindh festival that's being launched, but the question many are asking, are we also...
  • Incomplete missions of assassinated leaders must be completed: Bilawal Bhutto 07-02-2014 08:30 AM

    Former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto's son, Bilawal Bhutto, at 25 became the youngest chief of a political party and speculation is growing that he will stand for parliamentary elections soon. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Bilawal said, "The incomplete missions of the assassinated leaders must be completed." ...
  • My goal is to fulfil my mother's dream: Benazir Bhutto's son Bilawal 05-02-2014 01:42 PM

    In Pakistan, former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's son Bilawal Bhutto is in the spotlight. Just a month after he turned 25, the legal age to stand for election, Bhutto is making a splash with the Sindh Festival at Mohenjodaro. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Bhutto said that his goal...
  • Thank you but no thanks, Musharraf tells Pakistan government 28-12-2013 04:55 PM

    Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has rejected "with thanks" the government's offer to bring his ailing mother to Pakistan from Dubai, one of his aides said on Saturday. "Thank you very much but don't try to fool people," Aasia Ishaque, Musharraf's spokesperson, said when she was asked about his reaction...
  • No new probe into Benazir's assassination: Pak government 27-12-2013 10:30 PM

    The Pakistan government will not order a new probe into former premier Benazir Bhutto's assassination and await a court's decision on the issue, according to a media report on Friday. "We will wait for the court decision and then evolve a future line of action," Information Minister Pervez Rashid said....
  • Musharraf freed after 6 months of house arrest 06-11-2013 09:14 PM

    Islamabad: Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf was on Tuesday freed after spending nearly six months in house arrest as he has been granted bail in four major cases registered against him, including one over the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Two days after a court granted him bail in a...
  • Probe against Musharraf to be completed in 6 weeks, informs FIA 19-10-2013 05:38 PM

    Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency, on Saturday, said it would complete a probe into the 2007 emergency imposed by former President Pervez Musharraf in six weeks. FIA Director General Saud Mirza said the statements of some bureaucrats had been recorded as part of the probe, the Dawn newspaper reported on its...
  • Musharraf not to be discharged in Benazir Bhutto murder case 08-10-2013 04:51 PM

    Islamabad: In yet another setback to Pervez Musharraf, a Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Tuesday rejected the former military ruler's request for dropping his name in the Benazir Bhutto murder case and fixed a date for a fresh trial. Musharraf's lawyer Akhtar Shah had requested the court to discharge the former...
  • Pervez Musharraf booked for murder of cleric during Lal Masjid operation 02-09-2013 02:09 PM

    In fresh trouble for Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, a case was on Monday filed against him for the murder of cleric Abdul Rasheed and his mother during the infamous Lal Masjid operation. The case was filed on the directions of the Islamabad High Court Justice Noorul Huque Qureshi...
  • Pakistan: I am leaving presidency as a satisfied man, says Asif Ali Zardari 27-08-2013 11:37 AM

    Outgoing President Asif Ali Zardari has said that he is leaving the Presidency as a satisfied man after overseeing the first-ever democratic transition of power in Pakistan and relinquishing Presidential powers to Parliament. "Democratic transition to power means strengthening of democracy and I'm confident that Pakistan will be the ultimate...
  • Musharraf, 7 others indicted for conspiracy to murder Benazir Bhutto 20-08-2013 10:37 AM

    Rawalpindi: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has formally been indicted for conspiracy to murder Benazir Bhutto over his failure to prevent her assassination. Seven others, too, have been indicted along with Musharraf for the murder of the former Pakistan prime minister. In a brief hearing in Rawalpindi, three charges of...
  • Pakistan: Court orders authorities to produce Pervez Musharraf on September 10 20-08-2013 08:54 AM

    A Pakistani court hearing a case related to the 2006 killing of Baloch leader Akbar Bugti on Monday directed authorities to produce former military ruler Pervez Musharraf at the next hearing on September 10. Judge Ismail Baloch of the anti-terrorism court in the southwestern city of Quetta expressed his displeasure...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf trial adjourned till Aug 20 06-08-2013 01:45 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf failed to appear before an anti-terrorism court on Tuesday due to "security reasons" for his trial in the assassination case of former premier Benazir Bhutto, prompting the judge to adjourn the hearing till August 20. Musharraf, who had been summoned to face charges...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf to be indicted in Benazir murder case 06-08-2013 09:06 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is expected to be indicted in the Benazir Bhutto murder case later on Tuesday. An anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi had named Musharraf in the case in February 2011, and in August the same year he was declared a proclaimed offender. The Rawalpindi anti-terrorism...
  • Musharraf to be charged with Bhutto's murder on August 6 30-07-2013 05:02 PM

    Former Pakistani military rulerPervez Musharraf will be charged with criminal conspiracy andmurder of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on August 6, evenas his bail plea in the Akbar Bugti killing case was rejected on Tuesday. Musharraf was produced in an anti-terrorism court inRawalpindi amidst tight security for today's hearing in theBhutto...
  • Pakistan: Zardari's close aide killed in suicide attack 10-07-2013 08:52 PM

    Islamabad: One of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's most trusted aides was killed in a suspected suicide bombing in the volatile port city of Karachi on Wednesday as he stopped his armoured vehicle to buy some fruit, police said. Pakistan has suffered a spate of bombings since Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • Musharraf chargesheeted in Bhutto assassination case 25-06-2013 06:13 PM

    Islamabad: Compounding his legal woes, Pakistani investigators on Tuesday included ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf in the list of main accused who conspired to assassinate former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) submitted a chargesheet against 69-year-old Musharraf including him in the list of main accused...
  • Pak: Ex-pm Gilani demands judges to be tried with Musharraf 25-06-2013 08:59 AM

    Lahore: Former Pakistani premier Yousuf Raza Gilani has demanded that Pakistani judges who endorsed the October 1999 coup, led by former army chief Pervez Musharraf, should also be charged with treason. Gilani, a senior leader of the Pakistan People's Party, made the demand after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday...
  • Pak: Court issues non-bailable warrant against Musharraf 10-06-2013 11:05 PM

    Karachi: The woes of Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf continued on Monday when an anti-terrorism court issued non-bailable arrest warrants against him and former prime minister Shaukat Aziz in the high-profile 2006 murder case of Baloch leader Akbar Bugti. While Musharraf is already under house arrest and undergoing several...
  • Musharraf granted bail in Bhutto assassination case 20-05-2013 06:11 PM

    Islamabad: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was on Monday granted bail by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court in connection with the 2007 Benazir Bhutto assassination case, but the ex-president will remain under house arrest. The granting of bail does not mean that 69-year-old Musharraf, who is currently being held at his...
  • Pak: Court extends Musharraf's remand by 14 days 18-05-2013 02:59 PM

    Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday extended by 14 days former President Pervez Musharraf's judicial remand over the detention of judges during the 2007 emergency. Judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi of the anti-terrorism court also accepted a plea from Musharraf s lawyers that he should be exempted from appearing...
  • Musharraf's remand in Bhutto murder case extended 14-05-2013 02:06 PM

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's judicial remand over the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in 2007 was extended by a fortnight on Tuesday by an anti-terrorism court. The court of Judge Chaudhry Habib-ur-Rehman in Rawalpindi extended Musharraf's judicial remand till May 28 and also put off hearing his bail application...
  • Pak court extends Musharraf's remand by 14 days 04-05-2013 08:46 PM

    Islamabad: A special Pakistani anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Saturday extended the judicial remand of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf by 14 days, in connection with his decision to place judges under house arrest during the 2007 emergency. "Pervez Musharraf's remand is extended for judicial lock-up for 14 days, he...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf's party decides to boycott polls 04-05-2013 01:19 AM

    Islamabad: The party of former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf, facing a series of legal cases over his actions while in power, on Friday said it would boycott Pakistan's May 11, 2013 general election. The move came in the wake of the Peshawar High Court's order barring Musharraf from contesting...
  • Pak prosecutor handling 26/11 attacks case shot dead 03-05-2013 09:22 AM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani prosecutor handling the 26/11 Mumbai attack case and the Benazir Bhutto assassination case has reportedly been shot dead in Islamabad. Chaudhry Zulfiqar, the prosecutor of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), was shot dead by unidentified armed men in Islamabad on Friday morning, Pakistan's Geo News reported. Reports say...
  • Bhutto assassination: Musharraf sent to judicial custody 30-04-2013 11:34 AM

    Islamabad: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was on Tuesday sent to judicial custody for a fortnight by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case. The court in Rawalpindi had said at the last hearing that Musharraf should be produced for Tuesday's hearing but he was not presented...
  • Rehman Malik to be quizzed in Bhutto killing case 29-04-2013 01:48 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani investigators probing the 2007 assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto have decided to quiz Rehman Malik after being told by Pervez Musharraf that the former interior minister had decided details of her security on the day she was killed. Malik was head of Bhutto's security when she returned...
  • Pakistan faces prospect of hung parliament 28-04-2013 01:03 PM

    Islamabad: The first general elections in Pakistan that will usher in a smooth democratic transfer of power in 66 years is likely to go down to the wire with no party expected to get a majority. With less than two weeks to go for the landmark election to choose the...
  • Benazir assassination: FIA get Musharraf's custody 26-04-2013 12:11 PM

    Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Friday remanded Pervez Musharraf to the physical custody of the Federal Investigation Agency till April 30 in the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007. During a brief hearing at the anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi, Judge Chaudhry Habib-ur-Rehman accepted the FIA's request...
  • Musharraf formally arrested over Benazir Bhutto's assassination 26-04-2013 02:47 AM

    Islamabad/Lahore: Pervez Musharraf was on Thursday formally arrested by Pakistani investigators over the murder of Benazir Bhutto after an anti-terrorism court directed them to include the former President in the probe into the 2007 assassination. A team of officials from the Federal Investigation Agency formally arrested Musharraf at his palatial...