Posts tagged as: Benazir Bhutto

Musharraf formally indicted in Benazir Bhutto’s murder case

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday formally charge-sheeted former military President Pervez Musharraf in the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, lawyers said. Musharraf, who was president during the murder of Benazir Bhutto, rejected the charges and termed them as politically-motivated. The former President was produced in the court under tight security. Benazir […]

Court orders Musharraf’s production in Bugti murder case

An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Quetta Monday ordered production of former military president Gen. (retd) Pervez Musharraf, in the Akbar Bugti murder case, on September 10.   Akbar Khan Bugti was killed on August 26, 2006 during a military operation during Musharraf’s military rule. Musharraf is the main accused in the case. ATC judge Ismail […]

Pakistan asked to hold Musharraf accountable for all abuses during his rule

The Pakistani authorities must hold former military ruler Pervez Musharraf accountable for all human rights violations committed during his rule, Amnesty International said Tuesday ahead of a key trial. Musharraf was expected to be formally charged on Tuesday at an Anti-Terrorism Court in Islamabad with criminal conspiracy and murder related to the December 2007 assassination […]

Terror threat: Islamabad airport cleared after search operation

  The security forces Saturday morning declared the Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport after hours of search operation in view of terror threat. Entry of vehicles had been banned and all cars were removed from the parking before the search operation was started in the wee hours of Saturday. The security at the Airport has […]

Court orders restoration of Musharraf’s accounts

 The anti-terrorism court (ATC) of Rawalpindi on Tuesday ordered restoration of the frozen bank accounts and assets of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. Musharraf had filed a petition for the recovery of his assets and bank accounts in the ATC, on which the court had reserved the judgment.  Musharraf’s lawyer Ilyas Siddiqui pleaded the […]

SC asks gov’t to initiate probe against Musharraf

The Supreme Court on Wednesday instructed the government to initiate investigation against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in the high treason case. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told the parliament last month that Musharraf will be tried for treason for abrogating the constitution twice. The government had formally informed the apex court, which had already received […]

Musharraf included as accused in Benazir’s murder case

Investigators have formally included former President Pervez Musharraf in the list of main accused in the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, lawyers said Tuesday.   The Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) submitted a charge-sheet against him in the Anti-Terrorism Court in Rawalpindi. The FIA presented a four-point charge sheet against Musharraf in the […]

Nawaz Sharif approves Musharraf’s high treason trial

Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, Monday announced that his government will pursue high treason case against former military President Pervez Musharraf in the Supreme Court for abrogating the country’s constitution when he imposed emergency rule in November 2007. Sharif’s statement in the parliament came shortly after the Supreme Court asked the Attorney General to inform the […]

Musharraf gets bail in Benazir Bhutto murder case

A court in Rawalpindi on Monday granted bail to former President Pervez Musharraf in the 2007 assassination case of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, court officials said.   Musharraf had been accused of failing to provide security to Benazir Bhutto, who died in a suicide attack and gun shots in December 2007.   In spite […]

Musharraf gets life term ban on contesting elections

Te Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday declared former president Pervez Musharraf ineligible for ever to contest elections.   The four-member larger bench of the Peshawar High Court (PHC), headed by the Chief Justice of PHC, also dismissed the former military ruler’s appeal against his disqualification from the elections on Tuesday.   Musharraf’s nomination papers […]

Nawaz Sharif expects to win a third spell as prime minister: Economist

Polls put Nawaz Sharif, twice prime minister in the 1990s, comfortably ahead, prestigious magazine The Economist has said in its analysis.   Referring to a survey in February gave Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League or PML (N) a whopping 59% share.   “The brothers Sharif have a decent record on getting things done. In Lahore alone, […]

ATC grants Musharraf’s custody to FIA in Benazir case

An anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi on Friday granted physical custody of former President Pervez Musharraf in the assassination case of former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, lawyers said.   Musharraf, who ruled Pakistan 1999-2008, has been accused of failing to provide adequate security to Bhutto when she returned to Pakistan from exile in October 2007.   […]


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