Benazir Bhutto

Pakistan charges former president Musharraf with Bhutto’s murder

Pakistan's former President Musharraf. Photo: Reuters

Pakistan’s ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf was indicted on Tuesday on three counts over the murder of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto who died in a gun and suicide attack in December 2007.

Tuesday, 18 February, 2014, 4:46pm

Pakistan court remands Musharraf over Bhutto killing

A vehicle carrying Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf leaves an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Friday. Photo: Xinhua

A Pakistani court on Friday slapped a three-day house arrest order on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over the murder of Benazir Bhutto more than five years ago, a prosecutor said.

26 Apr 2013 - 6:25pm

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari follows in footsteps of mother, Benazir Bhutto

A supporter of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party showers with rose petals the site where Benazir Bhutto was killed. Photo: AFP

The son of Pakistan's late former prime minister Benazir Bhutto launched his political career yesterday on the anniversary of his mother's death, vowing to continue her fight for democracy.

28 Dec 2012 - 3:30am

Pakistan marks five years since Bhutto murder

Supporters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto mourn at the Bhutto family mausoleum in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh. Photo: Reuters

Vast crowds gathered on Thursday to mark the fifth anniversary of the assassination of former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto, and to witness her son launch his own political career.

27 Dec 2012 - 8:27pm


Small-house policy is in disarray

Perhaps it is time that the Lands Department moved into the 21st century and started taking a holistic approach to the decisions made within its department as to who can build and where.

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Hostility will damage our society

As a local citizen I have noted the disputes that have arisen of late between Hongkongers and mainlanders and that have become more frequent.

Hatred has gradually built up and chasms have widened, but we are both 'descendants of the dragon'.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Bank empowers poor women

A nation built on Islamic principles, such as Pakistan, occasionally faces unfair criticism from the secular West on issues such as the status of women. But an innovative bank run by women, for women, goes some way to confounding the critics.

14 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1979

New Delhi, February 10

12 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Is the Bhutto dynasty fit to rule?

In death, Benazir Bhutto has been eulogised as a latter-day political saint, brave and bold, defiant of dictators and dedicated to the restoration of democracy in Pakistan. In real life, she was part of a feudal dynasty that had done more than its fair share of damage to the country's integrity.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

'Deadly angel' pulls strings

About two months before Pakistan's slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was removed from office for the second time in 1996, accused of corruption and misrule, her niece Fatima Bhutto telephoned the prime minister's official residence in Islamabad.

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

The benevolent dictator

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf gets a bad press; Benazir Bhutto a too kind one. Which of them is the real rogue?

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

the five Ws

Your primer to an issue in the news


Pakistan has delayed a decision about whether to postpone its planned January 8 elections.


Because of the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto last week. Her murder was followed by widespread riots and turmoil which has caused colossal damage.


2 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

What's happening in the world in 2008

Many important events are scheduled to take place this year, including the Beijing Olympics, US and Russian elections and a possible Mid-East peace agreement


2 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Bhutto's courage may yet pay democratic dividend

Whatever Benazir Bhutto's failings as a politician, there was no denying the fact that she was a woman of great courage. This was not necessarily a quality acquired during her two-decade-long participation in the rough and tumble of Pakistani politics. Courage seemed to be in her genes.

29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Shocked Pakistani community in HK to mourn 'top leader'

Hong Kong's shocked Pakistani community plans to hold a memorial service and gatherings next week for former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

The secretary of the Pakistan Association of Hong Kong, Khurshid Hanafi, said her death was a shock to everyone, not only to people in Pakistan.

'We don't believe it, she was a good prime minister,' he said.

29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am