Bhutto

  • Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari acquitted in graft case May 28, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari was on Wednesday acquitted in a corruption case related to the illegal construction of a polo ground at the Prime Minister House when his wife Benazir Bhutto was the premier. An accountability court in its verdict said that the accused has not been proven...
  • I am impressed by Rahul Gandhi, says Bilawal Bhutto Zardari February 8, 2014

    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 February 7, 2014

    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 February 5, 2014

    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...
  • Pakistani court issues warrant for Musharraf January 31, 2014

    Pervez Musharraf's legal woes mounted on Friday as a Pakistani special court conducting his treason trial issued a bailable arrest warrant for the former dictator and ordered his production on February 7. The three-judge court formed by the government to try 70-year-old Musharraf on charges of high treason for imposing emergency...
  • Thank you but no thanks, Musharraf tells Pakistan government December 28, 2013

    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 to...
  • No new probe into Benazir's assassination: Pak government December 27, 2013

    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. "Since the...
  • Bilawal says no talks with militants till they disarm December 27, 2013

    The only way to save Pakistan is to battle terrorism, PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Friday as he lashed out at politicians like Imran Khan whom he accused of backing militants. In a hard-hitting speech at an event held at Garhi Khuda Baksh in Sindh province to mark the...
  • Musharraf freed after 6 months of house arrest November 6, 2013

    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 case...
  • Watch: Fatima Bhutto on her new book 'The shadow of the crescent moon' November 2, 2013

    Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto released her book and spoke on Pakistan and terrorism. Bhutto released 'The shadow of the crescent moon' in Delhi recently. Speaking on the border tensions between India and Pakistan notwithstanding, Bhutto said that people of the two countries desire peace and they should not be divided. ...
  • Fatima Bhutto turns novelist, pens debut fiction work October 20, 2013

    Writer-activist Fatima Bhutto has penned her debut novel which encounters the life of three brothers and two women in a small town in the troubled tribal region of Waziristan near the Afghanistan border. "The Shadow of the Crescent Moon", published by Penguin, chronicles the lives of people trying to live and...
  • Probe against Musharraf to be completed in 6 weeks, informs FIA October 19, 2013

    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 website. The...
  • Bilawal may contest from Bhutto family stronghold in Sindh October 18, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari may contest from a national assembly seat which has traditionally been the stronghold of the Bhutto family in hometown Larkana in Sindh province. Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday addressed a public rally in Naudero as part of Eid celebrations in...
  • Musharraf not to be discharged in Benazir Bhutto murder case October 8, 2013

    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 president...
  • Pervez Musharraf booked for murder of cleric during Lal Masjid operation September 2, 2013

    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 August 27, 2013

    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 winner,"...
  • Musharraf, 7 others indicted for conspiracy to murder Benazir Bhutto August 20, 2013

    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...
  • Pakistan: Court orders authorities to produce Pervez Musharraf on September 10 August 20, 2013

    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 with...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf trial adjourned till Aug 20 August 6, 2013

    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 of...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf to be indicted in Benazir murder case August 6, 2013

    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 court...
  • Musharraf to be charged with Bhutto's murder on August 6 July 30, 2013

    Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf will be charged with criminal conspiracy and murder of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on August 6, even as his bail plea in the Akbar Bugti killing case was rejected on Tuesday. Musharraf was produced in an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi amidst tight security for today's hearing in the Bhutto assassination...
  • Pakistan: Zardari's close aide killed in suicide attack July 10, 2013

    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 June 25, 2013

    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 June 25, 2013

    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 announced...
  • Pak: Court issues non-bailable warrant against Musharraf June 10, 2013

    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 May 20, 2013

    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 May 18, 2013

    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 May 14, 2013

    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 on the edge a day before elections; Gilani's son kidnapped May 10, 2013

    Lahore: With just a day to go for elections in Pakistan, former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Haider was abducted by a Taliban group in Punjab province. The news has shaken Pakistan. But As Taliban militants took away Gilani's son in the final hours of campaigning on...
  • A weak Parliament is being predicted in Pak: Ayesha Siddiqa May 9, 2013

    As Pakistan braces for the May 11 national elections, this will be the first time that a democratically elected government has completed its full term and elections are being held on time. So how are the odds stacked up? Can President Zardari's PPP beat the anti-incumbency wave? Or are Imran...