Former Pakistani military ruler Musharraf faces treason trial

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Pakistan's former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, scheduled for a treason trial this week, said the case against him smacked of a vendetta.
Pakistan's Musharraf accused of treason

Pakistan's Musharraf accused of treason

KARACHI, Pakistan, April 5 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday accepted an application to charge former military ruler Pervez Musharraf with treason.

Former envoy afraid to return to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A former Pakistani ambassador to the United States said he is afraid to return to his country to testify in court because of inadequate security.

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700 Pakistanis jailed without trial

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Some 700 suspected militants are being held in jail without trials in connection with the war on terror, a panel of Pakistani Supreme Court judges was told.

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Pakistani government agrees to dissolve

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Pakistan agreed Thursday to dissolve its parliament, in a deal with Muslim cleric Tahir ul Qadri to end a massive anti-government protest, officials said.
Relative: Return bin Laden's wife to Yemen

Relative: Return bin Laden's wife to Yemen

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The brother of Osama bin Laden's fifth wife has urged Pakistani authorities to free her to allow her to return to her family in Yemen.

Sacked judges reinstated in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 16 (UPI) -- Deposed Pakistani Chief Judge Iftikhar Chaudhry and other judges were reinstated Monday, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said.

Will Zardari follow Musharraf?

MANIPAL, India, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- After Pervez Musharraf himself, the individual who will be most nervous at the resignation of Pakistan's president is the Pakistan People's Party co-chairman, Asif Ali Zardari. For it was Musharraf -- admittedly with repeated prodding from U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice -- who offered Benazir Bhutto's widower amnesty from the numerous corruption cases against him in exchange for his party's support for his presidency.
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Lawyers march for judges' reinstatement

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 10 (UPI) -- Pakistani lawyers, upset over the delay by the new government to reinstate dismissed judges, began a march toward Islamabad to press their demands.

Crowds greet freed Pakistani chief justice

QUETTA, Pakistan, April 1 (UPI) -- Crowds of supporters greeted the Pakistani chief justice in Quetta, Pakistan, for the first time since his release from five months of detention.

Commentary: Musharraf meltdown

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Some 80,000 Pakistani soldiers who man the non-existent border between the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and the Afghan border have stood down, but no one knows who gave the order or whether they are even taking orders. Taliban and al-Qaida terrorist training camps are up and running again with the acquiescence -- or impotence -- of the Pakistani army. That’s the word by satellite phone from this reporter’s sources in Miranshah and Wana, the capitals of North and South Waziristan.

Challenge for Musharraf re-election bid?

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 22 (UPI) -- The reinstatement of Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry could upset President Pervez Musharraf's re-election bid.

Pakistan court rules judge's reinstatement

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 19 (UPI) -- A Pakistani Supreme Court ruling is expected soon on the fate of suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, amid growing violence in Pakistan.
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Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry (Urdu: افتخار محمد چودھری) (born 12 December 1948 in Quetta) is the current Chief Justice of Pakistan. He was appointed as Chief Justice by Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf on May 7, 2005. He was suspended by President General Musharraf on March 9, 2007, when he refused to oblige Musharraf by refusing to resign. The move sparked the historic Lawyers' Movement which claimed as its first victory the reinstatement of Chaudhry by an order of the Supreme Court on July 20, 2007. Chaudhry was represented before a Full Court by Aitzaz Ahsan, Shahid Saeed, Gohar Khan and Nadeem Ahmed .This was the first recorded case of such suspension in the history of Pakistan.

After having been elected as President for second term by the Parliament, Musharraf in November 2007 pre-empted an impending court decision against his re-election and suspended the constitution and declared a state of emergency. Justice Chaudhry reacted promptly, convening a seven-member bench which issued an interim order against this action.

In March 2009, the Lawyers supported by various political parties started a decisive movement to reinstate Chaudhry Iftikhar and other deposed Judges. A long march from all over the country was declared soon after. Finally, the government reinstated Chaudhry Iftikhar and other deposed Judges on 16 March, 2009 through an executive order by the President of Pakistan.

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