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‘Benazir killed for backing Lal Masjid operation’


February 12th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated for supporting the Lal Masjid operation, an anti-terrorism court has been told.Dawn quoted Magistrate Taufiq Ahmed, ... Read more...

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Lahore HC rejects application seeking Musharraf treason case adjournment


March 26th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 26(ANI): The Lahore High Court (LHC) has rejected an application seeking an adjournment of the court proceedings to register a treason case against former President Pervez Musharraf.This was the ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab seminaries are safe havens for extremists: Malik


March 5th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 5(ANI): Extremist elements have safe havens in seminaries located in south Punjab and are carrying out terrorist activities across Pakistan, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.Legislators from the Pakistan ... Read more...

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No repentance over Bugti killing, Lal Masjid operation: Musharraf


November 8th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 8 (ANI): Former President Pervez Mushrraf has said that neither does he regret the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti and the attack on the Lal Mosque, nor will he ... Read more...

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PML-N files charge sheet against Musharraf, demands trial for treason


October 12th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 12 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has issued a 16-point charge sheet against former President Pervez Musharraf, demanding that the former president be brought back through Interpol and ... Read more...

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“It’s better to leave Musharraf to himself”: Gilani


October 7th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 7 (ANI): While most Pakistani politicians want to see former military ruler Pervez Musharraf behind the bars on his return to the country, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ... Read more...

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Musharraf will be ‘welcomed’ by chief justice: Gilani


September 13th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 13 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, who has hinted at his return after spending two years abroad, would be "welcomed" by a clutch of cases pending ... Read more...

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LHC dismisses petition against TV anchor Hamid Mir in ISI official murder case


July 13th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 13 (ANI): The Lahore High Court has quashed a petition filed by the son of the killed Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) official Khalid Khwaja against TV host Hamid Mir.Usman ... Read more...

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Militant groups gathering funds through charity events in Pak Punjab: Report


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, June 23 (ANI): In what certainly raises questions over the Pakistani leadership's constant denial regarding the presence of extremist organisations in the Punjab province, intelligence authorities have confirmed that at ... Read more...

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Mehsud ordered Benazir’s assassination on behest of ex-Madrassa students: FIA report


June 19th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jun.19 (ANI): Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has held the killed Taliban chieftain Baitullah Mehsud responsible for the assassination of former Prime Benazir Bhutto.The FIA has submitted its final report ... Read more...

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Axed Pak Army commando opposed to ‘Lal Masjid’ operation still denied justice


June 8th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 8(ANI): A Pakistan Army commando, who had allegedly opposed the Lal Masjid operation in 2007 and was subsequently court-martialled, is seeking the help of Chief Justice of Pakistan for justice.Lance ... Read more...

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‘Defiant’ Musharraf ready to take on Pak SC head-on if summoned


May 20th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Accepting the challenge thrown at him by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Chief (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif, former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has ... Read more...

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Ex-advisers say Musharraf had no role in Benazir, Nawab Bugti killings


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 3 (ANI): Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf had no role to play in the assassinations of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto and Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti and no hand in ... Read more...

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Story of Musharraf’s ‘blue eyed boy’ who turned ‘most dangerous’ Qaeda commander


September 20th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.20 (ANI): Senior Al-Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri, who was reportedly killed in a US drone attack in North Waziristan earlier this month, was once considered former Pakistan President General Pervez ... Read more...

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No ‘great deal’ with Musharraf to protect him against high treason trial: PML-N


August 31st, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.31 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has vehemently denied reports that it is preparing a deal allowing former President General Pervez Musharraf to escape the high treason trial under ... Read more...

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Musharraf never consulted cabinet in almost 99.9 percent of political decisions


August 3rd, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 3 (ANI): Former president Pervez Musharraf never took his cabinet into confidence on several key issues, including the war on terror, the Lal Masjid operation, restrictions on media, the ... Read more...

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Musharraf may launch a political party


July 29th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 29 (ANI): In an apparent move to counter legal cases lodged against him, Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf may launch a new political party.Speculations are rife that Musharraf ... Read more...

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Implement sharia in Pak or face bloody revolution: Lal Masjid head


July 11th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 11 (ANI): The head of Pakistan's radical Lal Masjid, Abdul Aziz, has threatened the Pakistan Government of launching a 'bloody revolution', if the Zardari-led coalition fails to enforce an ... Read more...

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Musharraf should be tried in court, says PML-N leader


July 2nd, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, July 2 (IANS) A leader of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Thursday urged the government to try former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf in court for using excessive force in ... Read more...

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Petition against US drone attacks filed in Pak SC


July 2nd, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 2 (ANI): A petition has been filed in the Pakistan Supreme Court asking the government to table a comprehensive report on the US led drone strikes inside the geographical boundaries ... Read more...

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Extremism is Pakistan’s biggest threat: Musharraf


May 26th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 26 (ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said that extremism poses the biggest threat to Pakistan.In an interview to a private TV channel, Musharraf claimed that Islamabad has ... Read more...

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Pak religious leaders criticize Swat offensive


May 21st, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 21 (ANI): Pakistan's religious leaders have strongly criticized the Swat offensive, saying innocent civilians are being killed in the operation, and added that even India has never adopted such ... Read more...

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Taliban avenging Lal Masjid assault: cleric


May 4th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) The resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan's restive northwest is to avenge the assault on the Lal Masjid here two years ago, says the chief cleric of ... Read more...

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Swat situation, a reaction to Lal Masjid operation, says chief cleric Aziz


May 4th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 4 (ANI): The recently released controversial cleric of Lal Masjid (Red Mosque), Maulana Abdul Aziz, has said that whatever situation has emerged in the troubled areas of Swat, Buner ... Read more...

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Musharraf asks America to give unconditional aid to Pak


April 20th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr. 20 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General (r) Pervez Musharraf has said that the United States should not attach any preconditions to its anti-terror aid to Pakistan.The Daily Times quoted ... Read more...

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Musharraf says no woman or child was killed in Lal Masjid operation


April 20th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr. 20 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General (r) Pervez Musharraf has claimed that no child or woman was killed in the controversial military operation conducted in Lal Masjid in 2007."It ... Read more...

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Islamabad suicide attack was Talibans revenge for Lal Masjid operation


March 25th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar. 25 (ANI): Pak-Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud might be involved in Mondays suicide attack on the offices of the polices Special Branch in Islamabad to avenge the July 2007 Lal ... Read more...

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Jamaat-e-Islami to file petition against Musharraf


March 20th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar. 20 (ANI): Pakistans Jamaat-e-Islami party has decided to file a petition against former Pakistan President General (r) Pervez Musharraf over the Lal-Masjid operation, and ongoing army operation in tribal ... Read more...

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NRO, Lal Masjid operation will be challenged in court: Imran


March 17th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 17 (ANI): Former cricketer and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) was against basic human rights and would be challenged in court. ... Read more...

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”Stolen Lal Masjid arms may be used by terrorists to launch Mumbai type attacks


December 27th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.27 (ANI): Experts in Pakistan have expressed fears that the arms and ammunition stolen from Aabpara Police Station can land into the hands of terrorists who can use them for ... Read more...

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Arms seized in Lal Masjid operation stolen


December 22nd, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.22 (ANI): Several arms and ammunitions seized from the Lal Masjid during the Operation Silence last year have been stolen from the Aabpara police station here. The weapons have been stolen ... Read more...

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Musharraf will be arrested by Pak Govt. for killing Akbar Bugti: Talal


December 22nd, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 22 (ANI): Pakistans Interior Adviser Rehman Malik has promised that the government will arrest former president Pervez Musharraf for killing Baloch chieftain Nawab Akbar Bugti.Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) chief ... Read more...

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Pak tops list of countries in number of suicide bombing deaths


September 15th, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore , Sept 15 (ANI): Pakistan tops the list of countries as far as the number of deaths in suicide bombings during the first eight months of the year is concerned, ... Read more...

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Islamabad HC disposes of plea seeking Musharrafs name on exit control list


August 23rd, 2008 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Aug 23 (ANI): The Islamabad High Court has disposed of a writ petition seeking placement the names of former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf and several other people on the ... Read more...

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American journalist covering terror threats goes missing in Pak


August 21st, 2008 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI
Karachi , Aug 21 (ANI): Two journalists, including one American - Nicholas Shamble who covered terrorism threats particularly an examination of the situation in Balochistan and the aftermath of the Lal ... Read more...

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