Pak SC to Musharraf: How can a commando be so afraid?

ISLAMABAD: Former President Pervez Musharraf to appear before the extended deadline issued by Pakistan’s Supreme Court. The apex court while hearing his appeal against the 2013 disqualification by the Peshawar High Court, however, stressed why was a “commando so afraid to return to his country.” The former president, who ruled the country between 1998 and 2008, […]

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Pak fully capable to respond to any spectrum of threat:Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said Pakistan’s armed forces are fully capable and prepared to respond to any spectrum of threat. The remarks by Sharif come against the backdrop of spike in Indo-Pak tensions over the death sentence awarded to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav by a military court and on a day when New Delhi […]

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Arrested FBI agent doesn’t enjoy diplomatic immunity: Pakistan

The Pakistan foreign ministry Thursday said an employee of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested this week for carrying ammunition does not enjoy diplomatic immunity. Joel Cox was arrested Monday in the southern port city of Karachi while attempting to board a domestic flight to the capital Islamabad, after the Airport Security Force […]

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Musharraf seeks access to federal probe report

Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf requested the special court that is trying him for high treason Thursday to order the government to provide him with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) report. The three-judge bench comprising Justice Faisal Arab, Justice Syeda Tahira Safdar and Justice Yawar Ali Khan heard the case Thursday, Geo News reported. Farogh […]

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Pakistan under EU scrutiny for human rights

The European Parliament Monday cautioned the Pakistani government for its lack of respect for human rights and debated on the impact on minorities of the recently passed Pakistan Protection Ordinance 2014. The MEPs deliberated about how the European Parliament expresses strong reservations and condemns the draconian and controversial Pakistan Protection Ordinance 2014 passed recently by […]

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ATC orders Musharraf to appear at next hearing

An anti-terrorism court in here that is hearing the judges’ detention case against former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf, Friday ordered him to appear in person at its next hearing April 25. The ATC has directed Musharraf’s guarantors to make sure of the former army strongman’s presence in its next hearing, Dawn online reported. Musharraf’s lawyer […]

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Special court judge, order stay in Musharraf case

Justice Faisal Arab, who heads the special court set up to try former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf for high treason, remains part of the court and the order calling for the ex-military strongman’s appearance March 31 stands, the court said Thursday. After being repeatedly accused by Musharraf’s lawyers of being biased and partial, Justice Arab […]

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Samba spy case: Termination of services not malafide, says SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the central government’s decision to terminate the services of seven army personnel, who were allegedly caught spying for Pakistan in Samba in 1978. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice BS Chauhan, set aside the 2010 Delhi high court judgment quashing the dismissal orders against Major SP Sharma, Captain Arun […]

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Musharraf treason case adjourned over lawyers’ strike

The hearing of former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s treason case was adjourned Tuesday until Wednesday as the special court judges could not reach the premises amid a boycott of the proceedings by lawyers. The lawyers representing the district bar and Islamabad High Court called a strike following Monday’s gun and bomb attack in a court […]

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Court summons Sanjay Dutt in threat case

Actor Sanjay Dutt has been summoned by the local court on March 1 in a criminal case filed by producer Shakeel Noorani who has alleged he got threat calls from the underworld at Dutt’s behest. However, actor’s lawyer Rizwan Merchant denied that threat calls were made at Dutt’s behest and said they would put up their […]

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