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Petition to remove Musharraf’s name from official record

LAHORE – Former President, Rafiq Tarar filed petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC), seeking to remove Musharraf’s name from official record.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) sought an answer from Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq about the removal of former president General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf’s name form the official record as the president of Pakistan.
Former president in his petition maintained that after the approval of 18th Amendment and the Supreme Court’s

FIA dilly-dallying on Musharraf’s arrest

COMMENT – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) prosecutors may have another amusing tale to tell the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) about why former president Pervez Musharraf, who is wanted in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case, could not be arrested and produced in court despite issuance of warrants for his arrest.
How “innocent” were the FIA officials who first carried Musharraf’s arrest warrant to his Islamabad farmhouse address and reported back to the court that the former

‘No request for Musharraf’s extradition’

ISLAMABAD – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday exposed the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government’s claims of getting former president Pervez Musharraf extradited, saying no formal request in this regard had been made so far, putting the rulers to a test whether they would officially initiate the process or not.
“President Musharraf spends time in London and there must be a proper application (for his handing over) … we don’t have an extradition treaty (between

Musharraf’s arrest – NO response from UK yet, ATC told

RAWALPINDI – British authorities have not yet given any response to former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf’s arrest warrants that the Pakistani High Commission handed over to the British government, the FIA said on Saturday.
FIA prosecutors Chaudhry Azhar and Chaudhry Zulfiqar said this while appearing in Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) hearing the Benazir Bhutto murder case. During the in-camera hearing at Adiyala Jail, ATC Special Judge Rana Nisar Ahmed took serious notice of

PPP government toeing Musharraf’s line: PML-N

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has slammed the government’s three-year performance in its white paper, to be released within the next few days.
The white paper, which is being given final touches and is likely to be issued in the coming week, says the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)-led coalition government was toeing former president Pervez Musharraf’s marks, Pakistan Today has learnt reliably.
It said true democracy was non-prevalent in the country

PML-Q: Musharraf’s brainchild fractured, failing

ISLAMABAD – A brainchild of former president Pervez Musharraf, the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) is hurtling towards its natural demise as it is embroiled in serious internal crises with no leader or parliamentarian committed to the Chaudhrys.
In the last three years since the PML-Q’s slow disintegration began shortly after its defeat in the 2008 elections, over a dozen blocs and interest groups with no cohesion among them – save for lack of an agenda or charismatic

FIA sends Musharraf’s arrest warrants to London

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has dispatched non-bailable arrest warrants for former president Pervez Musharraf, also a retired Chief of the Army Staff, to the Pakistan High Commission in London, a private TV channel reported on Sunday.
Musharraf could be declared a proclaimed offender if his arrest was not possible, the channel said, and confiscation of his properties is also likely. The FIA had requested for more time to arrest the former president at the

ATC gives FIA 15 days to deliver Musharraf’s warrants

RAWLPINDI – The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) hearing Benazir Bhutto murder case on Saturday gave Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) 15 more days to deliver arrest warrant to former president Pervez Musharraf at his London residence. The court, during two previous hearings, had issued arrest warrant of the former president after his name was included in the charge-sheet.
FIA officials took the plea before ATC Judge Rana Nisar that the warrants could not be served on former

Mazhar uses Musharraf’s ordinance to dismiss eminent writer

KARACHI – The Sindh government has removed Manzoor Solangi, a famous writer, from the post of Assistant Professor through the Removal From Service (Special Powers) Ordinance 2000, a law that was promulgated by former president Pervez Musharraf in 2000.
It is pertinent to mention here that the federal government had repealed the law on March 5 last year, following which President Asif Ali Zardari had congratulated labourers and employees. Former Pakistan People’s Party chairwoman

Musharraf’s arrest warrant reissued

ISLAMABAD – An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday reissued an arrest warrant for former president Pervez Musharraf over the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. ATC Judge Rana Nisar Ahmad issued the non-bailable warrant during a closed door hearing in Adiala jail.
The next hearing will be held on March 5. The court has ordered to dispatch the arrest warrant to Musharraf on his residential address in the UK. FIA prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali said the last

APML rallies against Musharraf’s arrest warrants

LAHORE – All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) staged a demonstration-cum-rally at the Press Club on Friday against the issuance of arrest warrant of Pervez Musharraf. The demonstration was attended by dozens of APML activists carrying Musharraf’s portraits and placards inscribed with slogans in Musharraf’s favour. They chanted slogans against the government for issuing arrest warrants of APML chief.
APML workers said that Musharraf could be the ‘only saviour’ of the country and the

AGP summoned in petitions seeking Musharraf’s extradition

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Thursday directed the Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) to appear on February 8 over petitions seeking extradition of former president Pervez Musharraf and registration of a high treason case against him.
On Thursday, Deputy Attorney General Tanveer Hashimi sought more time to obtain instructions from the quarters concerned. However, the counsel for the petitioners opposed the official request terming it ‘delaying tactics) the proceedings in the

Talal Bugti seeks Musharraf’s trial for high treason

QUETTA – Jamhoori Watan Party’s Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti on Monday strongly criticised former president Pervez Musharraf’s polices for ‘abrogating’ constitution and starting military operations in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.
Speaking at a news conference here, Talal blasted Musharraf for his recent interview with a private TV channel and it dubbed it as ‘a pack of lies’. JWP leader said that Musharraf ‘deserved’ capital punishment for ‘heinous crimes’

Musharraf’s wish ‘to be an eagle’ turned down

ISLAMABAD – The All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) of former president Pervez Musharraf was shocked on Monday when the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) turned down the party’s request to use the image of an “Eagle” as its election symbol.
A reliable source in the ECP told Pakistan Today on Monday that the ECP secretary had rejected the APML request, as the symbol had already been allotted to a political party. Interestingly, the APML has been running its campaign using the

India blocks Musharraf’s visit

NEW DELHI: India has denied a visa to former president Pervez Musharraf on grounds he was responsible for a conflict that nearly erupted into war between the neighbours, media reports said on Wednesday.
The former president was invited to India by private organisations to attend seminars and meet the media. An Indian Home Ministry official told AFP that Musharraf’s visa application had been denied, without elaborating on the reason.
The official also said that the External

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