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.

Musharraf says no to emergency declaration

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 19 (UPI) -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has no plans for an emergency declaration despite rising violence and says elections will be held this year as planned.

Pakistan bans gatherings of more than five

, Pakistan, June 1 (UPI) -- Pakistan banned gatherings of more than five people in Islamabad Friday, a day before a planned procession for suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.

Pakistani journalists sent bullets

KARACHI, Pakistan, May 30 (UPI) -- Three envelopes, each containing a single bullet, were left in the cars of three Pakistani representatives of foreign news agencies.

Pakistan judge files affidavit

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 29 (UPI) -- Pakistan's suspended chief justice alleges in an affidavit he was pressured by government agents for hours to resign his job.

Pakistan high court judge quits

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 14 (UPI) -- A senior judge in Pakistan reportedly quit Monday from a 14-member Supreme Court bench hearing charges against suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.

Violence rocks Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan, May 12 (UPI) -- Violence persisted through the weekend in the southern Pakistan city of Karachi between Pakistan's pro-government supporters and opposition parties.

Pakistan media warned about judge issue

LAHORE, Pakistan, May 10 (UPI) -- Pakistan Supreme Court has warned the media against interfering with the case of suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.

Pakistan panel on judge case suspended

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 7 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court Monday suspended a panel set up to hear charges against Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry. The court instead ordered a full bench to hear the case against Judge Chaudhry, who was suspended in March by the government of President Per

Suspended Pakistan judge issues challenge

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 18 (UPI) -- Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, whose suspension angered the nation, wants three of the five judicial council members hearing his case removed.

Rallies held to support Pakistan judge

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 13 (UPI) -- Pakistanis held rallies Friday in support of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, whose suspension by President Pervez Musharraf has become a big controversy.
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