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Pakistani Generals Will Defend the Constitution

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

Discarding the historical logic of military coups, the Pakistan Army will this time defend the Constitution and not allow the protest leaders to force resignation of the Prime Minister and dissolution of the National Parliament and Provincial Assemblies.

May Musharraf Escape Treason?

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Liaquat Ali Khan

The political elite of Pakistan are divided over the prosecution of General Musharraf. While a listless prosecution is moving at a snail pace, some prominent politicians are speaking against the wisdom of prosecution.

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...

A Trial That Pakistan Needs

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Musharraf, Pakistan's former military strongman, may soon be prosecuted, the first time in the country's history that a former army chief will face legal action for violating the constitution. For Prime Minister Sharif, it is an opportunity to shut the door against future military coups.

Pakistan Makes History But Can It Do It Again?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

Given these grave challenges, Pakistan's upcoming parliamentary elections constitute a crucial test for its fragile democracy. Will the country's new government be able to address the rapidly deteriorating state of affairs in the country?

Why General Musharraf Still Matters in Pakistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

General Musharraf's electoral success or defeat is insignificant, at least in the upcoming elections. But his return will still change the dynamics of Pakistan's politics.

A Complicated Legacy: Duane Baughman on Bhutto

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Lybarger

A new documentary includes firsthand testimony from former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's supporters and detractors. Will it lead to a broader discussion about the country she led?

Musharraf Cometh?

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Malou Innocent

On Friday, Imran Farooq, a founding leader of MQM, the fourth-largest political party in Pakistan, was stabbed to death in London. Since 2009, more than 200 MQM workers and supporters have been the victims of targeted killings.

A Tale of Two amendments -- What the 18th Amendment Means for the People and Politicians of Pakistan

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hisham Wyne

The 18th amendment was a watershed in Pakistan. Politicians who were democratically elected put aside bickering to pass a comprehensive set of changes that hark back to the spirit of 1973.

Musharraf Admits Secret Deal With Taliban Backfired

ANI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAHORE: Ex-Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has admitted that his government's secret agreement with the Taliban had backfired. The Taliban had mi...

Musharraf Admits U.S. Aid Diverted To Strengthen Defense Against India

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Former president Pervez Musharraf says the US military aid given to Pakistan during his tenure was used to strengthen defences against India. The mon...

Musharraf's Emergency Rule Illegal, Pakistan Court Rules

Maria Tirmizi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maria Tirmizi

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has declared the November 3rd, 2007 actions of former president Pervez Musharraf extra-judicial, illegal and unconstitutional.

Musharraf 2007 Emergency Rule Declared Illegal By Pakistani Court

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state of emergency former President Pervez Musharraf imposed in 2007 was unconstituti...

Summoning Musharraf To Court Sends Out A "Crucial" Message For Pakistan

Maria Tirmizi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maria Tirmizi

The development has historic significance in a country where Martial Law has been imposed four times, each one accompanied by a nod from a submissive Supreme Court.

Islamabad Bombing Shakes Pakistan

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

The Marriot attack is further proof that Pakistan is edging ever deeper into outright civil conflict at a time when the stalemated war in Afghanistan is steadily seeping into Pakistan.

Goodbye 'Mush' -- Don't Come Back

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Aside from senior army generals, the wealthy elite, and a handful of fat cat politicians, the widely hated Musharraf was left with almost no support at home.

Post (Perverse) Pervez Pakistan

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Where does Musharraf's departure leave us insofar as the global effort to eradicate Al Qaeda from its haunts in northwest Pakistan? In one helluva pickle, to put it bluntly.

US And UK Trying To Nudge Pakistan's Musharraf Out The Door

McClatchy Newspapers | Saeed Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans and British diplomats are trying to encourage a quick exit from office for Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf, a staunch Western anti-ter...

Pakistani ruling coalition moves to oust Musharraf

AP | MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — After months of internal bickering, Pakistan's governing coalition announced Thursday it will seek to impeach President Pe...

Musharraf On Obama: I Will Not Become A 'Useless Vegetable'

McClatchy | Saeed Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Embattled, U.S.-backed Pakistani Pres. Pervez Musharraf Saturday warned Barack Obama that if he wins the White House, he'd have to change his policies...

Support for Musharraf Collapses At Home And Abroad

Washington Post | John Ward Anderson and Robin Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As critical elections in Pakistan approach, President Pervez Musharraf is increasingly losing support from major constituencies, including his traditi...

Musharraf Hits Out At Retired Generals

Financial Times | James Blitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan on Wednesday night angrily hit out at the retired generals who this week said that they no longer had confidence in him, ...

Rice Defends US Aid to Pakistan

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BERLIN — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday the Bush administration will fight efforts to curb billions of dollars in U.S. aid to ...

Reid Wants Bush To Pressure Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday urged President George W. Bush to consider cutting aid to Pakistan unless it restores full civil rights ...