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Pak forms panel to probe high treason case against Musharraf


Pakistan has formed a high-level panel to probe the high treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for imposing emergency rule in 2007, the government said today.

Musharraf chargesheeted in Bhutto killing case

Compounding his legal woes, Pakistani investigators today included ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf in the list of main accused who conspired to assassinate former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.

Pakistan to try Musharraf for treason


Pakistan’s new government said Monday it would put former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason, charges punishable by death or life imprisonment.

Political transition may delay Iran-Pakistan gas project

The multi-million-dollar Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project is unlikely to be completed by the contractual deadline of December 2014 because of the political transition in Islamabad, officials have said.

India is Sharif’s ‘No. 1 priority’

Resolving all issues with India will be incoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s priority number one, his close aides said Tuesday.

Sharif may buy Indian power

Pakistan Prime Minister-in waiting Nawaz Sharif is seriously considering importing electricity from India to tackle Pakistan’s extreme power shortfall, sources said.

Sharif’s oath on ’98 N-test anniversary?

PML(N) chief Nawaz Sharif wants to take the oath of office as Pakistan Prime Minister for the third time on May 28, the 15th anniversary of the country’s nuclear tests in 1998 under his stewardship.

Musharraf’s remand in Bhutto murder case extended by 14 days


Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s judicial remand over the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in 2007 was extended by a fortnight today by an anti-terrorism court.

Death toll in Quetta suicide attack rises to seven


The death toll in a devastating suicide attack targeting the provincial police chief in Quetta city of southwestern Pakistan rose to seven today with several injured persons dying in hospital.

Pakistanis vote in historic polls, 15 killed in violence

Tens of thousands voted today in Pakistan’s landmark general elections to choose new national and provincial assemblies despite a string of bomb attacks in Karachi and the country’s restive northwest that killed at least 15 people and injured many others.

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