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  1. Pakistan persists with prison trial of opposition leader

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Asad Riaz in Islamabad Javed Hashmi is accused of inciting rebellion and faces a life sentence The Pakistani government is pushing forward with a 'behind-bars' trial ... at Adiyala jail, near Islamabad, will be concluded. It began on February 7. 'The trial's outcome is pre-planned to remove one of Pakistan's loudest political voices, yet another ...

  2. Blasphemy laws invite abuse but clerics resist amendment

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Kashif Khan

    ... Kashif Khan in Islamabad When Ashiq Nabi was murdered by his own villagers late last month, he became just another addition to the list of Pakistanis killed in the name of religion. ... among the crowd pulled out a gun and shot him dead. The horrific incident in Spin Khak, a little town in Northwest Frontier Province 120km south of Islamabad, shows how Pakistan's ...

  3. Beleaguered Musharraf forced to make overtures to Bhutto

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Kashif Khan

    ... Kashif Khan in Islamabad Hemmed in by fundamentalist Muslim foes, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is on the verge of clinching a deal with former premier Benazir Bhutto and her ... enough political support to ensure the sustainability of the political order initiated by General Musharraf in 2002,' said Hasan Askari Rizvi, a leading Islamabad political analyst. 'It ...

  4. The people's judge returns

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... office today; he will take up the chief justice's chair in the Supreme Court in Islamabad on Monday for the third time, the finale of an amazing people's movement led by lawyers- ... to the capital, Islamabad, and given a prestigious Supreme Court judgeship. Five years later, in May, barely a month after a bench of which he was a member had validated Mr Musharraf's military rule, ...

  5. Running out of moves

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... eastern flank. After years of castigating Pakistan for assisting the Taleban, he now has a friend in power in Islamabad. Mr Karzai was the only foreign leader present when Pakistan's new ... over, the links he has helped establish between Mr Karzai and Mr Zardari should come in handy for the new American president's regional strategy. Islamabad's Afghan policy, though, ...

  6. Bhutto now faces further charges

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to her massive popularity, but the constant allegations chipped away at her standing. Mohammed Bokhari, an Islamabad-based political analyst, said: 'The reality is millions of PPP supporters ...

  7. Double act falls apart

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... the PPP power not just in Islamabad but also in the provinces. Despite being the senior politician in relation to the upstart Mr Zardari, Mr Sharif agreed to play second fiddle. It helped ...

  8. State of turmoil

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Mian Ridge

    ... 'The government has been totally paralysed and dysfunctional,' said Talat Masoud, a defence and political analyst in Islamabad. Many expect that, at some point in the not-too-distant ...



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