Pervez Musharraf

Musharraf in real danger, aide says after bid to blow up his car

Police barricade the area of the blast at the Faizabad interchange, which lies at the boundary of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Part of a footpath was destroyed. Photo: AP

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped what police called an assassination attempt as a roadside bomb went off shortly before his convoy was due to pass by early yesterday.

Friday, 4 April, 2014, 5:19pm

Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf pleads not guilty to 5 counts of treason

A Musharraf supporter holds his photo at the court. Photo: AFP

Former president Pervez Musharraf yesterday pleaded not guilty to five counts of treason, in the latest chapter of a long-running drama between the country's increasingly assertive judiciary and its former military ruler.

31 Mar 2014 - 10:25pm

Pakistan court says no treatment abroad for Musharraf

Security personnel search journalists before entering a special court set up to try former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad. Photo: AFP

A court trying Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason Friday refused to allow him to go abroad for medical treatment, saying it had no authority to lift his travel ban.

The 70-year-old is facing treason charges, which can carry the death penalty, over his imposition of a state of emergency in 2007 while he was president.

31 Jan 2014 - 9:12pm

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14 May 2013 - 2:57am

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

Musharraf in Pakistan court over Bhutto killing

Pakistani paramilitary soldiers cordon off a street as a vehicle carrying Pervez Musharraf returns to his residence after he appeared at an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf appeared before an anti-terrorism court on Tuesday over the murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, officials said.

Musharraf was driven to the court in Rawalpindi from his plush villa on the outskirts of Islamabad where he is serving a two-week arrest order for other charges dating back to his 1999-2008 rule.

24 Apr 2013 - 4:41am

Pakistan government refuses to order Musharraf treason trial

Pakistani lawyer Tofiq Asif, who petitioned the Supreme Court against former president Pervez Musharraf, addresses members of the press outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad on Monday. Photo: AFP

Pakistan’s caretaker government on Monday refused to put former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason, telling the Supreme Court that it was beyond its mandate.

22 Apr 2013 - 7:28pm

Musharraf moved from house arrest to police custody

Journalists wait outside the residence of Pakistan's former leader and military chief Pervez Musharraf

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was moved into police custody after being arrested yesterday, an unprecedented move against a former army chief of staff ahead of key elections.

20 Apr 2013 - 2:20am

Police arrest former Pakistani ruler Musharraf

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf. Photo: AFP

Police arrested former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf overnight at his home in the capital, where he had holed up following a dramatic escape from court to avoid being detained, officials said on Friday.

20 Apr 2013 - 2:19am

Musharraf flees court after judge orders his arrest

Bodyguards rush former military ruler Pervez Musharraf from the High Court in Islamabad. Photo: AP

Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf fled to his heavily secured luxury villa yesterday after a court ordered he be held over charges that he illegally arrested top judges in 2007. Surrounded by bodyguards, the 69-year-old pushed past police outside the High Court in Islamabad shortly after judges refused to extend bail granted to him last month. 

19 Apr 2013 - 2:19am

Pakistan court orders Musharraf’s arrest

Pakistan's former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf (centre) leaves after appearing in court in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Wednesday. Photo: AP

A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the arrest of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in one of three cases dating back to his 1999-2008 period in office, officials said.

18 Apr 2013 - 2:37pm

Musharraf disqualified from running in Pakistan elections

Pervez Musharraf was due to run in the May 11 elections. Photo: AFP

Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf was yesterday disqualified from contesting elections next month, crushing his ambition to "save" the troubled nuclear-armed nation just weeks after his return from exile.

18 Apr 2013 - 2:20am

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15 Apr 2013 - 2:31am

Musharraf's lonely road to democracy

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. Photo: Xinhua

Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf has returned home after four years of self-imposed exile, despite death threats, and now appears trapped. He is on the hit list of Islamist extremists; he is the target of Baloch insurgents who have vowed to avenge the death of veteran Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti, which Musharraf was accused of having a hand in; he is wanted by the judiciary in several cases; and he is shunned by mainstream political parties that want little to do with a former military dictator.

9 Apr 2013 - 3:36am

Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf gets approval to run for parliament

Pervez Musharraf

Musharraf, who ruled Pakistan for nine years after seizing power in a bloodless coup in 1999, returned to Pakistan from four years in self-imposed exile on March 24, vowing to run for the May 11 poll in four constituencies.

8 Apr 2013 - 3:56am