Gen Musharraf

  • Tell us the truth on Kargil, demands Pakistani daily February 1, 2013

    Islamabad:The country deserves to know the truth on the Kargil "fiasco" that led to the deaths of hundreds of Pakistani soldiers and damaged ties with India, said a leading Pakistani daily. An editorial in the Dawn on Wednesday said "...we have understood how Kargil came to be what it really was:...
  • Opinion: Will the real Imran Khan please stand up? November 24, 2007

    My guess is that the real Imran Khan is still to be found in the dressing room. ...
  • Pak SC paves way for Mush to take over as new Prez November 22, 2007

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Supreme Court, packed with judges hand-picked by President Pervez Musharraf, on Thursday dismissed the last challenge to his re-election in uniform, paving the way for him to be sworn in for a second term. The full court of 10 judges headed by Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar dismissed...
  • Musharraf handpicks Soomro as Pak caretaker PM November 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Mohhamadmian Soomro was on Thursday night named the caretaker prime minister of Pakistan to head an interim administration that will take over after Parliament's current five-year term expires on Thursday midnight. Soomro is the Chairman of the Upper House of Parliament. The name was finalised by President Gen...
  • Rumours of coup in Pak, Mush calls it a 'big joke' November 5, 2007

    Islamabad: Rumour mills in the Pakistani capital on Monday went into an overdrive about President Pervez Musharraf being replaced by his deputy, sparking a flurry of denials by the military ruler himself and several top government spokesmen. The rumours gained currency in the afternoon and caused consternation in the highest circles...
  • Mush terrorising Pak to perpetuate his rule: Sharif November 3, 2007

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has described as 'unprecedented' the move by President Pervez Musharraf to impose Emergency in the country and to enforce the Provisional Constitutional Order. "Never ever in the 60-year history of Pakistan has any President done this. The situation in the country is alarming,"...
  • Mush picks 'US-friendly' Kiyani as new Army Chief October 2, 2007

    New Delhi: Pakistani President Gen Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday handpicked former Pakistani intelligence chief Lt Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani the new Army Chief, DawnNews TV reported. Known as the chain-smoking spy in Pakistan, Lt Gen Kiyani will replace President Gen Pervez Musharraf as head of the Army after Saturday's presidential...
  • Mush wins the battle in SC, but has long war ahead September 29, 2007

    New Delhi: The Pakistan Supreme Court has allowed President Pervez Musharraf to contest the October 6 presidential elections in uniform, but that’s just a battle won for the General and there could be a prolonged legal war ahead. The nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed petitions challenging...
  • Mush reveals card at SC, to doff uniform after poll September 18, 2007

    Islamabad: Relenting to mounting pressure to doff uniform, Pakistan’s embattled military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that he will quit the post of Army Chief after he is re-elected as President. Ending the speculation about the General’s future plans, the President's lawyer Sharifuddin Pirzda told a...
  • Bhutto may convince Mush to give up Army post August 28, 2007

    Islamabad: Pakistan's embattled President, Gen Pervez Musharraf, may quit as Army Chief in return for support from political parties to re-elect him for another term, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. The offer is being discussed by Gen Musharraf's aides with self-exiled former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in London as part of...
  • It's the dead end, time you quit: Well-wishers tell Mush July 27, 2007

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf has been advised by his top military commanders to quit in the wake of the restoration of Chief Justice Iftikhar M Chaudhry, a daily reported on Friday. During his six-day-long discussions with his top military aides in Rawalpindi, after the reinstatement of the Chief...
  • Mush 'disturbed' for the first time June 7, 2007

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has accused the ruling party leaders of leaving him in a lurch whenever he is faced with a crisis and warned that without him the country would be in "deep crisis" with Talibanisation creeping in cities. Insiders attending a meeting of the ruling Pakistan Muslim...
  • Bugti killing: Ex-Generals slam Mush September 3, 2006

    Islamabad: As the public resentment over the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti grew with calls for a ‘decisive battle to liberate’ Balochistan from Pakistan, four former Generals have backed the Opposition's criticism of President Pervez Musharraf's handling the crisis. With Baloch nationalist leaders publicly expressing resentment that their survival lies...
  • Bugti killing: Oppn ultimatum to Mush September 3, 2006

    Quetta: The Secretary General of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) and leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday issued a final ultimatum to President General Pervez Musharraf. Rehman told Musharraf unless a political dialogue began with the Baloch leadership, the MMA would be left with...
  • Army's new theory on Bugti killing August 30, 2006

    New Delhi: The Pakistan Army on Tuesday said it did not kill the popular Baluch leader, Nawab Akbar Bugti after anger and widespread protests across Baluchistan against the government and the army for killing him. Pakistan's defence spokesman Maj Gen Shaukat Sultan said Bugti was killed when a cave where he...
  • Mystery surrounds Bugti's death August 29, 2006

    New Delhi: While the alleged killing of Baloch tribal chieftain Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti has sparked off much political turmoil and also kicked off a war of words between India and Pakistan, Bugti’s body remains mysteriously elusive. A prayer ceremony was held for late Baloch leader in Quetta on Tuesday....
  • Mush offers to talk with Baloch rebels August 28, 2006

    Islamabad: Hours after the top Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in an army operation, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has reportedly offered to resume political dialogue with the Baloch rebels. President Musharraf said, "The doors for negotiated settlement of all issue are always open. Neither we closed these channels in...
  • Bugti: A tribal who defied Pak Army August 28, 2006

    Islamabad: A photograph of Nawab Akbar Bugti sitting with a gun in a well-guarded cave in Balochistan and vowing to carry on an armed struggle against Pakistan's military to achieve autonomy for his over-exploited province sent shock waves across Pakistan and world early this year. That picture perhaps symbolically announced to...