Musharraf

  • Pakistan court rejects Musharraf's plea against prosecutor 18-04-2014 03:10 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's special court hearing the high treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Friday rejected his petition against the appointment of the prosecutor. Registrar Abdul Ghani, while announcing the court's decision on the petition filed by 70-year-old Musharraf, declared it inadmissible for hearing and rejected it. In...
  • Musharraf ordered to appear in court for Bugti murder trial 07-04-2014 04:33 PM

    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...
  • Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf escapes assassination blast 03-04-2014 11:12 AM

    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...
  • Pervez Musharraf seeks lifting of travel ban on him 01-04-2014 06:24 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan court indicts Pervez Musharraf for treason 31-03-2014 12:56 PM

    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,...
  • British journalist's book claims Musharraf knew where Osama was hiding 31-03-2014 11:41 AM

    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...
  • Pakistan: Chief judge in Musharraf treason trial quits bench 27-03-2014 12:38 PM

    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...
  • Lawyers of Pervez Musharraf call for suspension of trial 22-03-2014 12:41 AM

    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...
  • Pakistan: Court issues conditional arrest warrant against Musharraf 14-03-2014 04:09 PM

    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...
  • Treason trial: Pervez Musharraf does not turn up in court 14-03-2014 02:32 PM

    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 14-03-2014 01:32 PM

    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...
  • Musharraf's lawyers seek exemption from personal appearance 14-03-2014 12:03 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan court adjourns Musharraf's treason case hearing 11-03-2014 03:17 PM

    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...
  • Ram Vilas Paswan denies charges over interaction with Pervez Musharraf 06-03-2014 12:25 AM

    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...
  • Musharraf treason hearing postponed till Wednesday 04-03-2014 02:04 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan court rejects Musharraf's petition for military trial 21-02-2014 01:58 PM

    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...
  • Musharraf appears before Pak court for treason trial 18-02-2014 02:16 PM

    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...
  • Lal Masjid case: Court summons Pervez Musharraf on March 1 15-02-2014 05:04 PM

    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...
  • Pakistani court issues warrant for Musharraf 31-01-2014 08:18 PM

    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...
  • Supreme Court rejects Pervez Musharraf's review petition 30-01-2014 04:02 PM

    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 14-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, said the time period for filing an...
  • Pervez Musharraf's treason trial adjourned 29-01-2014 04:00 PM

    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 70-year-old's medical...
  • Pakistan: Court rules out 'symbolic arrest' of Pervez Musharraf 17-01-2014 05:35 PM

    The Pakistani special court conducting the treason trial of Pervez Musharraf on Friday rejected the prosecution's plea to order the "symbolic arrest" of the former military ruler. The three-judge court, formed by the government to try 70-year-old Musharraf on charges of high treason for imposing emergency in 2007, rejected the...
  • New Bangladesh government to be sworn in after disputed polls 16-01-2014 09:51 AM

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's new government is set to be sworn in on Sunday, a week after the ruling party won a violence-plagued election that the opposition boycotted and amid growing international calls for a fresh and inclusive polls. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League ended with more than two-thirds of seats...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf unlikely to appear before court today 16-01-2014 09:30 AM

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf is unlikely to appear on Thursday before the special court to face high treason charges against him, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Musharraf's lawyer Ahmad Raza Kasuri said the doctors have not yet declared his client fit, Geo News reported. He said Musharraf could...
  • Court rejects Pervez Musharraf's plea to stay order summoning him 10-01-2014 06:43 PM

    In a fresh setback for Pervez Musharraf, a special court conducting the embattled former dictator's treason trial on Friday ruled the criminal procedure code is applicable in his case and rejected his plea to stay an order summoning him on January 16. The court, trying 70-year-old Musharraf on charges of...
  • Pervez Musharraf's treason trial hearing adjourned 08-01-2014 04:28 PM

    A special court conducting the treason trial of Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday reserved its ruling over the application of criminal laws in the case, even as media reports said the embattled former Pakistani dictator might leave the country within days. Justice Faisal Arab-led bench adjourned the hearing in the high...
  • Pakistan court grants two days exemption to Pervez Musharraf 07-01-2014 05:11 PM

    After examining former President Pervez Musharraf's medical report, a special court in Pakistan on Tuesday granted him exemption from appearing in the treason trial for two days. The special court constituted for the treason trial of the former army chief adjourned the hearing until January 8, exempting him from appearing...
  • Pervez Musharraf's London home up for grabs for 3 million pounds 06-01-2014 05:08 PM

    Former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf's refurbished luxury home in London is up for grabs and the asking rate is nearly 3 million pounds, according to a media report on Monday. Musharraf had bought the house for 1.3 million pounds in 2009 when he was in self-exile in Britain after resigning...
  • Pervez Musharraf won't appear in court on Monday: Counsel 05-01-2014 03:55 PM

    Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's counsel Ahmad Raza Kasuri on Sunday said that his client is ill and will not appear on Monday in a special court for his high treason trial. "It is known to the court and the entire world that Pervez Musharraf is ill, he is not...
  • Pervez Musharraf stable and conscious, says Raza Bokhari 04-01-2014 09:10 PM

    Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf's spokesperson Raza Bokhari said that Musharraf had a cardiac arrest but the specifics of his condition are not available for public disclosure at this time. "But I can confirm that he is stable, he is conscious and he is oriented in time and space and...