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Politics of Pakistan

Musharraf in Pakistan court over Bhutto killing

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.

Wednesday, 24 April, 2013, 4:41am

Pakistan government refuses to order Musharraf treason trial

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

Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf gets approval to run for parliament

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

Pakistan army chief issues warning in rare statement

Pakistan's army chief has warned against efforts to undermine the military in a rare public statement that analysts interpreted as a response to unprecedented pressure from the government, media and judiciary.

7 Nov 2012 - 2:07am

Pakistan on the Brink: The future of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West

Pakistan on the Brink: The future of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West by Ahmed Rashid Viking Manreet

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Her assassination ... was a conspiracy to rob Pakistan of its best hope to establish democracy

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, on the 2007 murder of his wife, Benazir Bhutto (above)

Like apples, their hearts were rotten even if their skins were red, and when the skins broke, there was a real mess

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Pakistan is on the edge of disintegration

Pakistan is in the hole of all holes. Telling its rulers, generals and fundamentalist agitators that the first law of holes is to stop digging goes unheard. It makes one almost wish for a return to the calm, measured ways of the military quasi-dictator Pervez Musharraf, ousted in 2008.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Slow progress on women's roles

While the proportion of women elected to district councils has almost tripled in the past two decades, the proportion appointed to councils by the government has inched up a mere 1 per cent in the same period.

24 Feb 2010 - 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

Tough at the top

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz appears relaxed and genial. He has just been preaching the virtues of his economic reforms to regional financiers at the annual Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong - a walk in the park for the former Citibank executive.

29 Mar 2007 - 12:00am