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  • Bilawal Bhutto's comments on Kashmir 'irresponsible': BJP September 20, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party reacted strongly to Pakistani leader Bilawal Bhutto's comments on Kashmir calling them irresponsible. The PPP leader had earlier in the day said that he would take back Kashmir from India. ...
  • I will take back Kashmir from India, it belongs to Pakistan, says Benazir Bhutto's son September 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the 'GenNext' politician of Pakistan, has said that his Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would get back entire Kashmir from India. Bilawal, in his 20s, was addressing the party workers in Multan region in Punjab on Friday. "I will take back Kashmir, all of it, and I will not...
  • 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 7, 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 CNNIBN, 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 CNNIBN, Bhutto said that his goal...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Musharraf not to be discharged in Benazir Bhutto murder case October 8, 2013

    Islamabad: In yet another setback to Pervez Musharraf, a Pakistani antiterrorism 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,"...
  • World View: Hundreds dead in alleged chemical gas attack in Syria August 24, 2013

    Syria's opposition accused government forces of gassing hundreds of people near Damascus on Wednesday after rockets released deadly fumes over rebel-held suburbs, killing men, women and children as they slept. ...
  • 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 antiterrorism 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 antiterrorism 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 antiterrorism 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 antiterrorism court...
  • Musharraf to be charged with Bhutto's murder on August 6 July 30, 2013

    Former Pakistani military rulerPervez Musharraf will be charged with criminal conspiracy andmurder of exPrime 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 antiterrorism court inRawalpindi amidst tight security for today's hearing in theBhutto 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 exmilitary 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 69yearold Musharraf including him in the list of main accused...
  • Pak: Expm 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 nonbailable warrant against Musharraf June 10, 2013

    Karachi: The woes of Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf continued on Monday when an antiterrorism court issued nonbailable arrest warrants against him and former prime minister Shaukat Aziz in the highprofile 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 antiterrorism court in connection with the 2007 Benazir Bhutto assassination case, but the expresident will remain under house arrest. The granting of bail does not mean that 69yearold Musharraf, who is currently being held at his...
  • Pak: Court extends Musharraf's remand by 14 days May 18, 2013

    Islamabad: A Pakistani antiterrorism 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 antiterrorism 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 antiterrorism court. The court of Judge Chaudhry HabiburRehman 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 May 4, 2013

    Islamabad: A special Pakistani antiterrorism 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 lockup for 14 days, he...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf's party decides to boycott polls May 4, 2013

    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 May 3, 2013

    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 April 30, 2013

    Islamabad: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was on Tuesday sent to judicial custody for a fortnight by a Pakistani antiterrorism 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...