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Former Pakistani President Musharraf remains hospitalized and out of court

Former Pakistani President Musharraf remains hospitalized and out of court

Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, 70, remains in a military hospital, further delaying his court appearance before a special tribunal, where he stands accused of treason.
JC Finley
Former Pakistani president hospitalized on day of trial

Former Pakistani president hospitalized on day of trial

Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, 70, was hospitalized for a heart condition prompting his planned court appearance on Thursday to be postponed.
JC Finley
Former military ruler, facing treason trial, taken to hospital

Former military ruler, facing treason trial, taken to hospital

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Pakistan's former military ruler, ordered to appear in a court Thursday for his treason trial, was instead taken to a hospital apparently after becoming ill.

Former Pakistani military ruler Musharraf fails to appear in court

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Lawyers for former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf Wednesday asked a special court for a five-week adjournment of his hearing on treason charges.

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.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
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Former Pakistani ruler's treason trial put off for security reasons

Former Pakistani ruler's treason trial put off for security reasons

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The treason trial of former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf, set for Tuesday, was put off for a week for security reasons, officials said.
Pakistanis in Baluchistan province prepare for historic vote

Pakistanis in Baluchistan province prepare for historic vote

Dec. 6 QUETTA, Pakistan (UPI Next) --More than 50,000 security personnel are deployed to secure the balloting process as the Pakistani province of Baluchistan is set to hold historic elections.
Abdul Malik Achakzai

Pervez Musharraf to be tried for violating constitution

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said former President Pervez Musharraf will be tried for violating the constitution and detaining judges.
Pervez Musharraf released from house arrest after payment of bonds

Pervez Musharraf released from house arrest after payment of bonds

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was released from house arrest Wednesday after he paid $2,000 in surety bonds, authorities in Islamabad said.

Musharraf granted $2,000 bail in 2007 deaths at Islamabad mosque

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A judge in Pakistan granted former President Pervez Musharraf $2,000 bail on charges stemming from the 2007 deaths of more than 100 people at a mosque.
Musharraf arrested again hours after being granted bail

Musharraf arrested again hours after being granted bail

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was rearrested only hours after the country's Supreme Court granted him bail on other charges, officials say.

Musharraf granted bail in death of Baluchistan rebel leader

QUETTA, Pakistan, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Pervez Musharraf was granted bail Wednesday on charges he was involved in the killing of a leader of a Pakistani regional autonomy movement, officials say.
Former Pakistan President Musharraf granted bail

Former Pakistan President Musharraf granted bail

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court granted bail to the beleagured ex-military dictator and civilian President Pervez Musharraf over the death of a Baloch rebel in 2006.
Court orders new trial in Benazir Bhutto assassination case

Court orders new trial in Benazir Bhutto assassination case

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A Pakistani anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi Tuesday granted a new trial request in the case of the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
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Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (2nd-L) and his Pakistani counterpart Pervez Musharraf (R) listen national anthems of their countries during an official welcoming ceremony for Ahmadinejad, in Islamabad, Pakistan on April 28, 2008. (UPI Photo/HO)
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Pervez Musharraf (Urdu: پرویز مشرف, born 11 August 1943), is a retired four star general who served as the 13th Chief of Army Staff and 10th President of Pakistan as well as 10th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. Musharraf headed and led an administrative military government from October 1999 till August 2007. He ruled Pakistan as Chief Executive from 1999–2001 and as President from 2001-08. In the face of impeachment, he resigned on 18 August 2008.

After years of military service, he rose to prominence when Prime Minister Navaz Sharif appointed him Chief of Army Staff in October 1998 when he super headed three most senior generals, notable General Ali Kuli Khan. Sharif appointed him as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, despite he was unqualified for the post as of the merit. This appointment of Sharif forced Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Fasih Bokhari to resign from the Navy who was rightfully deserving officer for this assignment. Musharraf was the strategic mastermind behind the Kargil infiltration and the provided a vital support to unannounced Pakistan war in Afghanistan where he sent thousands of Pakistan Army's young soldiers and paramilitary staff to participate in the war against the Northern Alliance. After months of contentious relations, he took power through a bloodless military coup on Sharif's democratically elected government, and placed in under house-arrest later shifted him Adiala Jail.

As Pakistan's head of state, he was a U.S. ally in the War on Terror. He was credited with the development of Pakistan's economy during the early years of his rule. His limited popularity suffered after his suspension of the Supreme Court Chief Justice and the Lal Masjid siege. His attempt to institute emergency rule failed as calls for his impeachment escalated. The return of Benazir Bhutto and Navaz Sharif from exile fast-tracked the nation towards parliamentary democracy ending Musharraf's reign.

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