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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...

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...

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...

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...

Angry Lawyer Throws Shoe At Musharraf

AP | ADIL JAWAD | Posted 05.29.2013 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — An angry lawyer threw a shoe at former President Pervez Musharraf as he headed to court in southern Pakistan on Friday to fa...

Musharraf To Return To Pakistan

AP | JAMIL KHAN | Posted 05.23.2013 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Saturday that he will return to his homeland despite facing crimi...

Where Will the Leadership Come From?

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Anyone who knows Pakistan knows that it's simplistic to chant (like the sheep in Animal Farm), "Civilians good, military ba-a-a-ad." But it's also true that a military takeover is not only far from out of the question, but likely only to make things worse. So where can we look for leadership?

Arrest Warrant For Former Pakistan President In Connection With PM's Assassination

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani court issued an arrest warrant for ousted military leader Pervez Musharraf on Saturday over allegations he played a role...

Farewell Friday: Tahrir Square Has Spoken

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Yet another Western-backed dictator is set to fall from grace. The Shah of Iran, Manuel Noriega, Saddam Hussein -- they all refused to concede defeat. And they all fell down. Hosni Mubarak will, too, if he doesn't review his history books.

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.

I Want to Live with My Family

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

Many Pakistanis, including some Pakistani military officials, feel astounded by the U.S. government suggestion that Pakistan should do more to dislodge militants from strongholds in FATA and in other parts of Pakistan.

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...

Refugees Return Home, Muslims Attack Christians And Reading Between The Lines During A Pakistan News Hunt

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Palevsky

Over 100 HuffPosters joined the Pakistan News Hunt, helping to submit 169 stories on Pakistan, 68 of which were reviewed by more than three individuals, earning a NewsTurst rating.

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...

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.

Sharif Acquitted: Pakistani Court Dismisses 1999 Hijacking Charge, Lifts Ban Against Running For Office

AP | RASOOL DAWAR and MUNIR AHMAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MIR ALI, Pakistan — Pakistani fighter jets flattened a suspected Taliban hide-out in the northwest early Saturday, killing six associates of a t...

Islamabad Wire: Democracy Defeats Mob Politics in Pakistan

Farahnaz Ispahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Farahnaz Ispahani

With the issue that divided liberal democratic forces for several months settled, Pakistan can now focus on its real problems. Let it be said that in March, 2009 we chose democracy over mob rule.

The World's Most Dangerous Nuclear Threat

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Special for the Huffington Post Eric S. Margolis December 18, 2008 The bitter struggle over the beautiful Himalayan mountain state of Kashmir is the ...

Focusing the Spy Glass on Pakistan's ISI

Shuja Nawaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shuja Nawaz

Only in Pakistan does the appointment of a new spy chief elicit more commentary than say, a Prime Minister under today's political system.

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.

Musharraf's Future Uncertain As Talks Begin In Pakistan

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — With impeachment proceedings looming, the pressure on President Pervez Musharraf to quit built Friday as both his rivals a...

Obama's Good Day And A Columnist's Bad One

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sandy Goodman

Occasionally, Dana Milbank wakes up with his head tightly wedged into his rear end and Wednesday, with his Obama column, was one of those days.