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Loved or Feared: Pakistan's Retiring General Sharif

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 01.26.2016 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Pakistan's powerful army chief, General Raheel Sharif, has stunned his supporters and critics with Monday's unanticipated announcement that he would not seek an extension for his job when the duration of his service expires in November.

Pakistan Observes Two Sad Anniversaries

Aparna Pande | Posted 12.20.2015 | World
Aparna Pande

December marks two anniversaries in Pakistan's history, one through which more than half of Pakistan's population seceded to form a separate country, and the other marking the most heinous attack on schoolchildren ever in that country.

Betrayal in Balochistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

In Balochistan, only one man, the chief minister, has benefited from the conflict between Islamabad and the Baloch separatists. He has betrayed both the sides without even making them notice. Who wouldn't blame the Indians if the price is so awesome?

Contrary to "Progressive Belief," Obama Has Not Departed From his Campaign Rhetoric

Rich Rubino | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

The failure to comprehend what Obama actually campaigned on is now leading to righteous anger by Progressives. However, the facts show that Obama's presidency is no great departure from the way in which he presented himself while campaigning for the Presidency.

Even Without a Coup, the Military Has Already Won in Pakistan

Husain Haqqani | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
Husain Haqqani

Many Pakistanis are torn between their support for democracy and civilian control of the military, on the one hand, and their desire for social and political reform, on the other. Just as Sharif is the flawed advocate of democracy, Khan and Qadri's calls for reform have been tainted by their covert ties with the military and its intelligence arms.

Back Channel or Front

Sunil Sharan | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Sunil Sharan

Reestablishment of a diplomatic back channel is an outcome of the recent parlays between Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi and Pakistani prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. But what has the back channel achieved?

Musharraf Survives Assassination Attempt

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani police official says a bomb exploded near a convoy carrying former President Pervez Musharraf in the capital of Islamab...

Former Pakistani President Pleads Not Guilty To Treason

Reuters | Syed Raza Hassan | Posted 05.30.2014 | World

(Updates with court rejecting application to leave country) By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD, March 31 (Reuters) - Former P...

Being Pakistani, Hearing That Your Government Hid Bin Laden and Believing It

Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.24.2014 | World
Akbar Shahid Ahmed

We Pakistanis are long past faith in our institutions -- often, we're the first to suspect that they've played a hand in ruining our nation. We just don't like it when the West points that out. All this fear and cynicism make for a heavy burden.

Musharraf Rushed To Hospital

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 03.03.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf was rushed to hospital on Thursday with a "heart problem" he experienced while on his ...

Musharraf Freed From House Arrest

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 11.07.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD -- ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has freed former President Pervez Musharraf from his months-long house arrest, days after he received bail in...

Former Pakistan Dictator Granted Bail

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

(Adds details) ISLAMABAD, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Pakistan's former military dictator, Pervez Musharraf, was granted bail on Monday in a cas...

Musharraf Rearrested After Yesterday's Release

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 10.10.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD -- ISLAMABAD (AP) — A spokesman for Pakistan's former president, Pervez Musharraf, says police have arrested him again. Mohammad Amjad sa...

Musharraf Out

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2013 | World

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf can leave the country and fly to Dubai following a decis...

To Stabilize Afghanistan, Retain Pakistan's Army Chief

Sunil Sharan | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

The end game in Afghanistan becomes increasingly tortuous, so the world waits with bated breath on who is going to be Pakistan's next army chief.

Musharraf Charged With Benazir Bhutto Assassination

AP | ZARAR KHAN and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 10.19.2013 | World

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — In an unprecedented ruling that tests the military's aura of inviolability, a court indicted former president and army ch...

One Step at a Time

Sunil Sharan | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Rulers in Pakistan continually promise making the country another Turkey or Malaysia, ever invoking the common thread of religion. But Pakistan should aspire to be benchmarked against other countries as well, notably Brazil and South Africa.

Pakistan To Investigate Musharraf On Treason Charges

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 08.26.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's prime minister ordered officials Wednesday to begin a treason investigation into ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf, brin...

Musharraf Granted Bail In Key Case

AP | Posted 08.11.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — A defense lawyer says a court has granted bail to Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in a case involving his allegedl...

Former Pakistani Dictator Granted Bail

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD, May 20 (Reuters) - A Pakistani court on Monday granted bail to former army chief and president Pervez Musharraf who has been under house ...

Banned For Life

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 06.30.2013 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A Pakistani court on Tuesday banned former military ruler Pervez Musharraf from running for public office for the rest of h...

Prosecuting General Musharraf Is Not Selective Justice

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

Unless all players are charged with the crime of high treason, his lawyers argue, singling out Musharraf is unfair and unjust. Fearful of backlash and another military coup, these lawyers hope, a pragmatic high court will dismiss the high treason case against Musharraf.

Pakistan: Musharraf Won't Be Charged

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 06.22.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's caretaker government told the Supreme Court on Monday it will not file treason charges against former military ruler Perv...

Pakistan's Former President To Be Detained For 2 Weeks

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 06.20.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Saturday was ordered held for two weeks until the next hearing in a case related to his 20...

Former Pakistani Ruler Arrested In Connection With Judge Firings

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT and MUNIR AHMED | Posted 06.18.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf vowed on Friday to fight what he called politically motivated allegations against h...