Archive for March, 2014

Breaking: Pakistan’s Musharraf charged in treason case

A court in Pakistan has charged former military ruler Pervez Musharraf with treason, the first army chief to face such a prosecution. Mr Musharraf is accused of unlawfully suspending the constitution and instituting emergency rule in 2007. He pleaded not guilty and has always claimed that the charges against him are politically motivated. He could […]

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Musharraf’s lawyers call for suspension of treason trial

LONDON: Lawyers for former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf called on Friday for his treason trial to be suspended because they claim the government is colluding with elements of the judiciary to “fix and manipulate” the proceedings.
The legal team said it based its claim on “leaked secret communication” from an unnamed source in the office of […]

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How Musharraf’s HEC revolution was saved; Dr. Atta Ur Rehman

 
Under the title “Ab Amal Ka Waqt Hai” (Time to act is now) here is a pertinent column by Ex education minister Dr. Atta Ur Rehman, a brilliant scientist and research scholar himself. Dr. Atta ur Rehman was hand-picked by former President of Pakistan Gen. Pervez Musharraf as his Education Minister.
In the column, Dr. Atta Ur Rehman provides a detailed account […]

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Punjab more prosperous in Musharraf era

DAVOS: Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan has said that Punjab was prosperous in the Former President Pervez Musharraf and former Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Ellahi era, while currently the entire budget amount being spent on Raiwind, Geo News reported on Friday.  In an interview with Geo News correspondent, Khalid Hameed Faruque, Imran Khan said […]

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Pakistan Court Issues Non-Bailable Arrest Warrant for Musharraf

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A special court on Friday issued a warrant for the arrest of Pervez Musharraf, the former military ruler of Pakistan, after he failed to appear in court for the proceedings in a treason case against him, lawyers said.
The court order said the warrant would take effect on March 31. It is a […]

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Al Qaeda, TTP plan to assassinate Pervez Musharraf: Interior Ministry

ISLAMABAD: Taliban and al Qaeda terrorists have planned an assassination attempt on former president Pervez Musharraf, the Interior Ministry said in a letter Monday, prompting media speculation that the former military ruler may not appear in court on Tuesday.
In the letter sent to the Home Secretary Punjab, the Islamabad police chief, the chief commissioner and […]

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Dawn: Judge, 10 others killed in Islamabad blasts, firing

ISLAMABAD: At least 11 people, including additional sessions judge Rafaqat Awan, were killed and 29 others wounded on Monday during a gun and bomb attack in a court in the capital city’s F-8 area, DawnNews reported.
Asad Mansoor, a spokesperson for the Ahrarul Hind which is a lesser-known splinter group of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), while […]

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Deadly attack on court in Pakistani capital Islamabad

At least 11 people have been killed in an attack at a court in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, officials say.
Gunmen burst into the court complex and opened fire before at least two suicide bombers detonated explosives, at a time of the morning when crowds gather. A judge and several lawyers are reported to be among […]

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News: Pakistan halts air strikes against Taliban

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday said it was halting air strikes against Taliban militants in response to a month-long ceasefire announced by the insurgents a day earlier, paving the way for the resumption of peace talks.
The government entered into peace talks with the Taliban last month aimed at ending the militants’ seven-year insurgency, but the dialogue […]

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Pakistani jets bomb militant hideout, a day after Taliban ceasefire plan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – The Pakistani military said it had bombed the hideout of a militant leader on Sunday, killing five insurgents, only a day after the Taliban declared a one-month ceasefire to pursue stalled peace talks with the government.
The target of the attack, Mullah Tamanchey, directed a deadly assault against a convoy carrying a […]

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