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Man attempts to throw shoe at Musharraf


November 5th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 5 (IANS) A man tried to hurl his shoe at Pervez Musharraf when he was addressing a gathering in London, the second such attempt on the former ... Read more...

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Pakistan governance has been a failure: Fatima Bhutto


September 30th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuiram, Sep 30 (IANS) The system of governance in Pakistan has been a failure but it is absurd to call the country a failed state, Karachi-based writer and columnist ... Read more...

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Pak Law Minister resigns, to plead Zulfikar Bhutto retrial case


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 13(ANI): Pakistan's Law Minister Babar Awan has presented his resignation to the Supreme Court in order to plead the retrial case of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.During the Wednesday ... Read more...

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ZA Bhutto case being reopened to rectify a historic wrong: Gilani


April 4th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 4(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that the reopening of the Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto case was aimed at rectifying a historical wrong."The decision to re-open the case ... Read more...

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Arrest warrant issued against Musharraf


February 12th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court (ATC) has issued a warrant for arrest of former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf in the assassination case of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a ... Read more...

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Musharraf knew of plot to kill Benazir, reveals probe


February 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Former president and military dictator Pervez Musharraf was aware that the Taliban was plotting to kill former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, but he did not pass ... Read more...

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Hearing of Musharraf’s extradition, trial pleas put off until February 24


February 9th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 9(ANI): The Lahore High Court has deferred the hearing of two identical petitions seeking the extradition and trial of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on high treason charges until ... Read more...

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Man throws shoe at Pervez Musharraf


February 7th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) A man threw a shoe at former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf when he was addressing a gathering here Sunday. The shoe didn't hit the former military dictator, ... Read more...

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Nov 3, 2007 turning point for Pakistan’s judiciary: Chief Justice


February 7th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Sunday described Nov 3, 2007 as the turning point for the country's judiciary, when the Supreme Court asserted its power and ... Read more...

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Breakthrough eludes Gilani in Pakistan’s political crisis (Lead)


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 3 (IANS) A meeting between Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Monday failed to end the crisis facing the government, which has been ... Read more...

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Pak govt has “no intention to repeal anti-blasphemy law”


December 30th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 30 (ANI): In a move to appease religious parties, the Pakistan government has told the National Assembly that it has "no intention" to change the controversial anti-blasphemy law, which is ... Read more...

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If Pakistan has N-bomb, we will smash it: Morarji told US


December 22nd, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) The US efforts to discourage a nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan in the 1970s met with stiff resistance from both countries, with then Indian premier Morarji ... Read more...

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Foreign ministry officer looks other way on Musharraf’s Agra blame


December 7th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) A senior external affairs ministry official blamed by former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf for the collapse of the Agra summit Tuesday appeared non-committal over the remark.The ... Read more...

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Musharraf blames Indian foreign official for Agra breakdown


December 4th, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Days after New Delhi denied a visa to him, former Pakistani military rule Pervez Musharraf has blamed an Indian official for failure of the 2001 Agra ... Read more...

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India denies Musharraf a visa


December 1st, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) India has refused to give a visa to former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf to attend a function in Delhi as it was "not convinced" of the ... Read more...

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Balochistan problems cannot be resolved at gunpoint: Sharif


November 28th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Nov 28 (ANI): Expressing concern over the worsening law and order situation in Balochistan, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that the problems of the province cannot ... Read more...

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Nobody can stop me from returning to Pakistan,says Musharraf


November 25th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Former president and military dictator General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf has said that "nobody can restrict" him from coming back to the country and taking part in ... Read more...

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Musharraf included in Benazir murder investigation


November 23rd, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) The government has decided to include former president and military dictator Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the investigation into the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.Federal ... Read more...

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Musharraf selects seat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to contest poll


November 22nd, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Former military dictator Pervez Musharraf has selected Chitral in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to contest for a seat in the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, ... Read more...

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Will Osama be handed to US if caught in Pakistan? Musharraf unsure


November 20th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 20 (IANS) Pakistan may not have handed over Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden immediately to the US if he was caught on Pakistani soil with former president Pervez ... Read more...

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Zardari ordered army officer to provide security to Musharraf


November 17th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) In a move described as unprecedented by experts, President Asif Ali Zardari ordered a senior army officer to provide security to former military dictator Pervez Musharraf during ... Read more...

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Judicial remand for Pakistan ex-minister


November 16th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Pakistani minister of state for defence Major (retd) Habibullah Warraich has been sent to judicial remand by a court here on charges of embezzling Rs.1.68 billion ... Read more...

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Musharraf wanted his photograph on currency notes


November 11th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 11 (IANS) Former president and military dictator Pervez Musharraf was keen to have his photograph on Pakistan's currency notes, a former prime minister has disclosed.Former premier Mir Zafarullah Khan ... Read more...

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Musharraf disappointed over Obama skipping Pakistan


November 6th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf has expressed disappointment that US President Barack Obama will not visit his country on the sidelines of his maiden trip to India, ... Read more...

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Army won’t attempt to take over: Pakistani PM


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 2 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani Tuesday said that "the army will not attempt to take over and impose another martial law because it ... Read more...

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PPP brands Zardai-bashing Jang Group journalists ‘Indian agents’


October 19th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 19 (ANI): The ruling Pakistan People's Party has slammed journalists of the country's largest media organisation, the Jang Group, and Geo News channel for targeting President Asif Ali Zardari, calling ... Read more...

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Ex-PM Nawaz’s party lists charges against Musharraf


October 12th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 12 (IANS) The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday put out a list of charges, which includes the Kargil conflict, ... 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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I’ve good chance of winning polls: Musharraf


September 11th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Former president Pervez Musharraf says he is forming a new political party and plans to return to Pakistan as he has "a good chance" of winning the ... Read more...

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For plot to kill Musharraf, six get life imprisonment (Lead)


August 31st, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) An anti-terrorist court in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city Tuesday sentenced six men to life imprisonment for plotting to carry out a suicide attack to kill former ... Read more...

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Six get life term for plotting Musharraf’s murder


August 31st, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) An anti-terrorist court in Rawalpindi, the twin city of this Pakistan capital city, Tuesday sentenced six people to life imprisonment for plotting a ... Read more...

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MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s call for martial rule exposed party’s ‘fascist’ face: WSC


August 25th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.25 (ANI): Criticising Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain's call for martial law in Pakistan, the World Sindhi Congress (WSC) has said the leader's statement has exposed the MQM's ... Read more...

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Fiji courts China to Indian community’s dismay (Comment)


August 15th, 2010 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
By Mohan Balaji Shunned by others for failing to establish democratic rule, Fiji is actively courting China, much to the dismay of its large Indian community.Fiji's and China's mutual attractions are understandable. Fiji ... Read more...

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No decision yet on Pakistan army chief’s extension: PM


May 20th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday termed as "inappropriate and premature" the defence minister's assertion that army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's tenure would not ... Read more...

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SAARC: 25 years of existence but little to show


April 28th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Thimphu/New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) On Dec 8, 1985, when the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) bloc was formed, the seven countries in the region that traditionally ... Read more...

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