General Pervez Musharraf

  • The Last Word: What does cancellation of Musharraf's bail plea mean for him? April 18, 2013

    The former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf on Thursday fled from the court premises with the help of his bodyguards after the court ordered his arrest in a case related to the confinement of over 60 judges in 2007. ...
  • Musharraf's bail in Bhutto assassination case extended April 17, 2013

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Wednesday extended Pervez Musharraf's bail over the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto even as the apex court summoned a top official to explain the government's position on taking action against the former dictator for imposing emergency in 2007. Musharraf, who returned home last month after...
  • Musharraf admits to deal with US on drone strikes April 12, 2013

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has acknowledged his regime secretly cleared US drone strikes, becoming the first serving or retired Pakistani official to publicly admit that the country had a deal on attacks by the CIAoperated spy planes. Musharraf said there was no blanket agreement with the US on...
  • 'ISI backs terrorists in reaction to Indian intelligence' November 21, 2012

    ISI's support to terror groups is a reaction to Indian intelligence: that's what former Pakistani president and Army chief General Pervez Musharraf said. The general who was in Delhi for the HT Leadership Summit spoke to CNNIBN Senior Editor Suhasini Haidar. ...
  • Musharraf says he has no regrets for the Kargil war November 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf on Saturday remained adamant about not regretting the Kargil war, and even suggesting that he did not know if Pakistan spy agency ISI was operating terror camps against India. However, he said both India and Pakistan need to change their stance on...
  • ISI chief secretly met Musharraf in Dubai: report January 24, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's ISI chief Lieutenant General Ahmed Shuja Pasha held a secret meeting with former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in Dubai recently and "strictly advised" him not to return to the country, according to a media report. "Gen Pasha, who has remained very close to the former President, held a meeting...
  • Musharraf says he is best suited to handle Pak January 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf revealed on Friday that he was open to an alliance with Pakistan TehreekeInsaf chief Imran Khan, however, adding that he would not "work under him". Musharraf was speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate when he made the comments. Speaking from Dubai, he...
  • Musharraf open to alliance with Imran Khan January 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf revealed on Friday that he was open to an alliance with Pakistan Tehreeki Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, however, adding that he would not "work under him". Musharraf was speaking to Karan Thapar on Devils Advocate when he made the comments. Speaking from...
  • Pak crisis: Are early elections the only way out? January 14, 2012

    Early elections in Pakistan are being considered the only way out of the governmentArmy standoff. Pakistan Tehreeki Insaaf chief Imran Khan is among its many supporters. The PTI chief also rubbished rumours of a prepoll alliance with former president General Pervez Musharraf. ...
  • US, Pak relationship at its lowest ebb: Musharraf January 14, 2012

    Washington: Pakistan's former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf has said that the current bilateral relationship between Islamabad and Washington is at its lowest ebb, lower than those post 9/11 attacks on the US. "We're at a very poor level. I don't think they were at this level even before 9/11, when...
  • Musharraf ready to risk life to return to Pak January 14, 2012

    Washington: Claiming that people of Pakistan need a viable alternative in this hour of crisis, former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf has said that he is "prepared to take risk" of his life to return back home from a selfimposed exile. "Well, yes, I am prepared for the risk. I have to...
  • Ready to rule Pakistan again: Pervez Musharraf January 10, 2012

    Musharraf said his first stint was a testimony to the fact that he can be trusted to rule Pakistan again. ...
  • Musharraf to return to Pak, contest elections January 9, 2012

    Karachi: Undeterred by the Pakistani government's threat of arrest in connection with Benazir Bhutto assassination, former president General Pervez Musharraf on Sunday said he will return to Pakistan and contest elections next year. The selfexiled leader addressed a rally in Karachi via video conference from Dubai on Sunday and said he...
  • 'Ties with Israel will help Pak visavis India' January 7, 2012

    Jerusalem: Seeking closer ties with Israel, former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf said the Jewish state is a fait accompli, relations with it can help Islamabad come closer to the strong Jewish lobby in the US and in its conflict against India. Musharraf, who is planning to return to Pakistan on...
  • SC summons Musharraf on emergency, judges' sacking July 22, 2009

    Islamabad/London: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned former president Pervez Musharraf to defend his November 3, 2007 decision to impose an emergency and sack the apex court judges. Musharraf declined to immediately comment on the order. A 14judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry issued summons to Musharraf...
  • Pakistani lawyers call strike against Emergency November 4, 2007

    Islamabad: Pakistani lawyers called for a countrywide strike on Monday against the imposition of emergency rule by President Pervez Musharraf, a leading lawyer said. 'We are launching our struggle from Monday. Lawyers will be observing a strike tomorrow. We will be holding protests and boycotting courts,' Hamid Ali Khan, former...
  • In Pics: Musharraf imposes Emergency in Pakistan November 4, 2007

    President Gen. Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency in Pakistan on Saturday . ...
  • AlQaeda declares war on Pervez Musharraf September 20, 2007

    New Delhi: AlQaeda leader Osama bin Laden has declared war on Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and his army in its latest message, to be released by the network's media arm. In another video released by AlQaeda's media arm, AlSahab, Bin Laden's deputy Ayman alZawahiri also warned that Musharraf would be "punished"...
  • Emergency, Pakistan's nukes are a worry for US August 11, 2007

    New Delhi: The US is still worried about Pakistan and not ruling out an Emergency. It's making intelligence estimates about who would control Pakistan's nuclear weapons should Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf fall. Three US sources have independently confirmed to CNN that American military intelligence has urgently begun an assessment...
  • Team Musharraf retreats, calls of emergency plan August 10, 2007

    New Delhi: The Pakistan government on Thursday decided not to impose emergency in the country but it has been unable to end speculation that it wont use the option later. As of midnight last night Pakistan appeared all set for the sixth time in its 60 years of nationhood to go...
  • Musharraf to impose emergency: Pak media August 9, 2007

    New Delhi: Media reports from Pakistan say the government has finalised a plan to impose emergency in the country. Geo TV, a private news channel, reports President General Pervez Musharraf has decided to declare emergency for a month and could extend it for three months. Musharraf, at a meeting of his top...
  • Time not right to storm mosque: Musharraf June 30, 2007

    New Delhi: Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has said he is ready to strike against suicide bombers hiding in a mosque in Islamabad and warned extremists pose a threat to the country. ''We tried to resolve the Lal Masjid standoff through negotiations to avoid bloodshed. I am not a coward but...
  • CJ gets hero's welcome in Lahore June 27, 2007

    New Delhi: Pakistans former Chief Justice (CJ) Iftikar Mohammed Chaudhry is in Lahore for a short while. Chaudhry was given a hero's welcome on Friday night, greeted by scores of supporters, many of them lawyers and human activists at the Allama Iqbal International Airport. Chaudhry, who is scheduled to leave for Multan...
  • After Musharraf, the deluge? June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: What will happen in Pakistan if President Musharraf is assassinated or removed from power? According to the New York Times, American intelligence believes that in case Musharraf is assassinated or removed from power it is unlikely there would be mass uprisings, or that a religious leader would come...
  • No role of terrorism in Kashmir: Mush February 3, 2007

    New Delhi: General Pervez Musharraf took people by surprise on Friday with an apparent turn around of his position on terrorism in Kashmir. In a strong message to terrorists, he said, those who believe in violence cannot be taken on board in the India Pakistan peace process. While speaking in...
  • The General turns into a bookseller September 19, 2006

    Islamabad: He is the President of Pakistan, the CommanderinChief of the Pakistani Army and as if his hands weren't full enough with dealing with terrorism and peace talks General Pervez Musharraf has taken on the role of a marketing professional in order to sell his autobiography. In The Line of Fire...
  • In Line of Fire: Mush up for a coup? September 24, 2006

    New Delhi: Is General Pervez Musharraf finally ready to tell his side of the Kargil story? Will he give his version of the October 1999 coup, in which he unseated Nawaz Sharif? Will he also reveal some inside details of the Agra Summit with Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee,...