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  • Two terrorists hanged in Pakistan after lifting of ban on death penalty December 19, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities on Friday night executed two men convicted for attacks on the army headquarters and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, days after Pakistan lifted its moratorium on the death penalty. The two are among 17 terrorists who would be executed in the first phase after the end of self-imposed...
  • Kargil was in response to India's role in creation of Bangladesh: General Pervez Musharraf December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf has said he believes in a tit-for-tat policy on all fronts and claimed that Kargil conflict was in response to India's role in the creation of Bangladesh. 71-year-old former president, who masterminded the Kargil conflict in 1999 and ruled over Pakistan for nine...
  • Friendship with India only possible on equal terms, says former Pakistan dictator Pervez Musharraf December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has said that friendship with India could only be "possible on equal terms" without sacrificing the country's self-respect. "People think I don't want friendship with India. It is not like that. Relations with India were good in my tenure," Musharraf said. "We were close to...
  • Musharraf attacks PM Modi, says he cannot dictate terms on peace process October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan President Pervez​ Musharraf on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he is anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim, and that he cannot dictate terms to his country on the peace process. "Prime Minster Modi is your Prime Minister, not Pakistan's Prime Minister. We don't get any dictations from...
  • Pervez Musharraf dares Indian Army, asks it to stop testing Pakistan's patience October 4, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former president and military ruler General (retired) Pervez Musharraf has sought to blame India for ceasefire violations along Line of Control, saying it should stop testing the "patience and resolve" of Pakistani Army. Musharraf, who is facing a treason case in the Supreme Court, said, "Regular ceasefire violations on...
  • Musharraf resigned under deal to give him safe passage: Gilani July 12, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Friday claimed that the current government was violating a deal under which Pervez Musharraf tendered his resignation from the president's office in exchange for a safe passage. Gilani claimed that former military ruler Musharraf was to be given a safe passage under...
  • Pakistan: SC overturns decision to lift travel ban on Pervez Musharraf June 23, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday overturned a High Court ruling to lift a travel ban slapped on Pervez Musharraf last year, a setback to the former military ruler facing multiple trials including one for hightreason. The Sindh High Court in a judgment of June 12 had allowed 70yearold Musharraf to...
  • Pakistan court allows Musharraf to travel abroad June 12, 2014

    Islamabad: A Pakistan court on Thursday accepted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's request to leave the country, media reported. The Sindh High Court(SHC) ruled that Musharraf's name should be removed from the exit control list, which has barred him from travelling out of Pakistan, Dawn online reported. A twojudge bench of the...
  • New government must continue peace process with Pakistan: Omar Abdullah May 13, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that it is important that the new central government continues the peace process with Pakistan. Speaking at a discussion titled "Discussion between India and Pakistan on Jammu and Kashmir A historical perspective" at the Kashmir University, Abdullah said...
  • Pakistan court adjourns Musharraf travel ban application April 23, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf will have to wait for two weeks to learn if he will be allowed to go abroad to visit his ailing mother after a court on Wednesday adjourned the case till May 7. Musharraf, who is in Karachi for medical treatment and to visit...
  • Musharraf ordered to appear in court for Bugti murder trial April 7, 2014

    Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Monday was ordered by an anti-terrorism court to appear before it on April 21 in a case relating to the murder of Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Bugti. The court in Quetta directed 70-year-old Musharraf to appear before it, failing which his bail would be...
  • Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf escapes assassination blast April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf escaped a bid on his life early on Thursday in Faizabad, Pakistan. The retired General was being shifted from a hospital to his farmhouse in Islamabad when a huge blast occurred at a bridge in Faizabad just as his convoy passed. According to sources,...
  • Pervez Musharraf seeks lifting of travel ban on him April 1, 2014

    Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf, indicted on treason charges, has asked the government to lift travel ban on him so that he can go abroad for treatment and meet his ailing mother. In a hurriedly called press conference on Monday evening, Musharraf's new counsel Farogh Naseem said an application has...
  • Pakistan court indicts Pervez Musharraf for treason March 31, 2014

    Former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf was on Monday indicted by a special court hearing the high treason case against him, becoming the first ever military ruler to face criminal prosecution. Musharraf, who personally appeared in court, is accused of treason under Article 6 for suspending, subverting and abrogating the Constitution, imposing...
  • British journalist's book claims Musharraf knew where Osama was hiding March 31, 2014

    Washington: Former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf possibly knew about slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his place of hiding, an eminent British journalist who reported for years from Afghanistan and Pakistan for the New York Times has claimed. In her latest book, "The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan 2001-2004",...
  • Pakistan: Chief judge in Musharraf treason trial quits bench March 27, 2014

    Islamabad: In a severe blow to the high-profile treason case against Pervez Musharraf, the chief judge conducting the trial on Thursday recused himself from the hearing after repeatedly being accused of bias against the former Pakistani military dictator. Justice Faisal Arab, the chief of the three-member bench conducting the treason trial...
  • Lawyers of Pervez Musharraf call for suspension of trial March 22, 2014

    Lawyers of Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Friday called for an "immediate and unconditional" suspension of his treason trial, claiming the government is colluding with elements of the judiciary to "fix and manipulate" the proceedings. In a statement issued in London, the lawyers alleged that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif...
  • Pakistan: Court issues conditional arrest warrant against Musharraf March 14, 2014

    A conditional non-bailable arrest warrant was on Friday issued against embattled former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf after he failed to turn up before the special court hearing the high treason case against him. "Non-bailable arrest warrant has been issued which will be implemented on March 31 in case he fails to...
  • Treason trial: Pervez Musharraf does not turn up in court March 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Embattled former Pakistani dictator General Pervez Musharraf on Friday failed to appear before a special court for his indictment in the high treason trial citing security concerns. The court reserved its judgement till afternoon on whether 70-year-old Musharraf could be charged in absentia after he did not turn up....
  • Musharraf fails to appear before court for treason trial March 14, 2014

    Embattled former Pakistani dictator General Pervez Musharraf on Friday failed to appear before a special court for his indictment in the high treason trial citing security concerns. The court reserved its judgement till afternoon after 70-year-old Musharraf did not turn up. "It would be very difficult to present Musharraf before the...
  • Musharraf's lawyers seek exemption from personal appearance March 14, 2014

    Embattled former Pakistani dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf's legal team on Friday filed a petition seeking exemption for his personal appearance before the special court conducting his treason trial. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Faisal Arab of the Sindh High Court, had summoned 70-year-old Musharraf on Friday for him to be...
  • Pakistan court adjourns Musharraf's treason case hearing March 11, 2014

    Embattled former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday failed to turn up for his indictment in a special court conducting his treason trial citing security reasons and was summoned on Friday. High drama was witnessed at the hearing as the court was due to indict Musharraf over his 2007 imposition...
  • Ram Vilas Paswan denies charges over interaction with Pervez Musharraf March 6, 2014

    LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan, who has returned to NDA 12 years after quitting the alliance over Godhra riots, on Wednesday rubbished charges that he had taken pride in introducing himself to the then Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf as the one to have done so. Quizzed by reporters during his maiden...
  • Musharraf treason hearing postponed till Wednesday March 4, 2014

    The hearing in the high-profile treason case against former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf was postponed on Tuesday till Wednesday after the judges failed to turn up due to a boycott called by lawyers over the brazen terror attack on a local court in Islamabad. After a rare gun and bomb...
  • Pakistan court rejects Musharraf's petition for military trial February 21, 2014

    In a setback to embattled former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf, a special court in Pakistan on Friday dismissed his petition seeking treason trial under the Army Act and summoned him to appear before it on March 11. The defence had objected to the formation of the three member special court...
  • Musharraf appears before Pak court for treason trial February 18, 2014

    Former Pakistan military ruler General Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday appeared before a special court in Islamabad conducting his treason trial, having skipped numerous hearings earlier. Musharraf, 70, was driven to the court in a long motorcade from the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) Rawalpindi amidst tight security of over 1,200...
  • Lal Masjid case: Court summons Pervez Musharraf on March 1 February 15, 2014

    Beleaguered former military dictator Pervez Musharraf on Saturday was summoned by a Pakistani court to appear on March 1 in a case related to the killing of Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Rasheed Ghazi in a 2007 military raid. The case is being heard by an additional sessions court here. Musharraf's lawyers...
  • 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 threejudge court formed by the government to try 70yearold Musharraf on charges of high treason for imposing emergency...
  • Supreme Court rejects Pervez Musharraf's review petition January 30, 2014

    In a setback to Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed his petition seeking a review of its verdict that declared as unconstitutional the 2007 emergency imposed by the embattled former dictator. A 14judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, said the time period for filing an appeal...
  • Pervez Musharraf's treason trial adjourned January 29, 2014

    Former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf's treason trial was adjourned on Wednesday for a day after his lawyers sought time to go through prosecution's objections to his medical report. Musharraf's counsel Anwar Mansoor said he is yet to go through the objections raised by prosecutor Akram Sheikh against the 70yearold's medical report...