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Pre-arrest bail of Musharraf extended by six days


A Pakistani court today extended the pre-arrest bail of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf by six days during proceedings conducted amid tight security.

Pakistan teacher gangraped

A 26-year-old school teacher was kidnapped and gangraped while on her way to work in Pakistan’s central Punjab province.

Ensure Musharraf does not leave Pak: SC tells govt

The Pakistan’s Supreme Court today directed the government to ensure that Pervez Musharraf does not leave the country as it began hearing several petitions seeking the former military ruler’s trial for treason for subverting the constitution and declaring emergency in 2007.

Musharraf’s nomination papers accepted from third seat


Pervez Musharraf’s nomination papers for a parliamentary constituency in the port city of Karachi were rejected today while his papers for another seat in northern Pakistan were accepted by election authorities.

Bilawal won’t lead PPP campaign

Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will not lead the election campaign but will return to the country very soon, a close aide of President Asif Ali Zardari, the PPP chief’s father, s

5 killed in suicide attack in northwest Pakistan

A suicide bomber targeted the convoy of a senior security forces official in Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan today, killing five persons and injuring over a dozen others, officials and witnesses said.

Musharraf returns to thin welcome in Pak

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf salutes the crowd on his arrival at Karachi, Pakistan, on Sunday.

Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Sunday returned home from self-imposed exile amid Taliban death threats and an indifferent welcome from Pakistanis.

Mir Hazar Khan Khoso named Pakistan’s caretaker PM

Mir Hazar Khan Khoso, a retired judge with a strong reputation for honesty, was today chosen as the caretaker Prime Minister to conduct the May 11 general elections in Pakistan.

Militants storm judicial complex in Peshawar, 17 injured

A group of militants stormed a judicial complex in the restive Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan today, injuring at least 17 people, including four policemen, officials and witnesses said.

Constitutional transfer of power victory for democracy: Pak PM

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf today said the constitutional transfer of power by an elected government is a victory of democratic forces.

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